Variant of squad
- 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: French escouade ; from Spanish escuadra or Italian squadra, a square, both ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exquadrare, to form into a square: see square,