- 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
Fr escouade < Sp escuadra or It squadra, a square, both < VL *exquadrare, to form into a square: see square,
transitive verb squadded, squadding
- to form into squads
- to assign to a squad