a squadron of airplanes, usually six, with their men and equipment, as in the French armed forces of WWI
Origin of escadrilleFrench ; from Spanish escudrilla, diminutive of escuadra, squad, origin, originally , square ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exquadra: see square
A unit of a European air command, as in France during World War I, typically containing ten or more aircraft.
Origin of escadrilleFrench, from Spanish escuadrilla, diminutive of escuadra, squadron, from escuadrar, to square off, from Vulgar Latin *exquadrāre; see square.
From French escadrille, from Middle French, from Spanish escuadrilla, from Latin exquadrare (“to square off”).