- a small group of soldiers assembled for inspection, duty, etc.
- the smallest military tactical unit, often a subdivision of a platoon
- any small group of people working together: a police squad
- an athletic team: a football squad
Origin of squadFrench escouade from Spanish escuadra or Italian squadra, a square, both from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exquadrare, to form into a square: see square, transitive verb
transitive verbsquad′ded, squad′ding
- to form into squads
- to assign to a squad
- A small group of people organized in a common endeavor or activity.
- The smallest tactical unit of military personnel.
- A small unit of police officers.
- Sports An athletic team.
Origin of squadObsolete French esquade from Old French escadre from Old Spanish escuadra Old Italian squadra both from Vulgar Latin exquadra square ; see square .
- A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.
- A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.
- (cricket, soccer, rugby) A group of potential players from whom a starting team and substitutes are chosen.
- (UK, dialect) sloppy mud