- 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