Squadron definition

skwŏdrən
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A multitude or horde.
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A group of warships, usually of the same type, assigned to some special duty; specif., a naval unit consisting of two or more divisions.
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A large or organized group.
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A military flight formation.
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The basic tactical and administrative air-force unit, smaller than an air group and larger than a flight.
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(military, army) A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers.
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(military, navy) A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
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(military, air force) A tactical air force unit; consists of at least two flights; multiple squadrons make up a group or wing (depending on particular air force).
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A unit of armored cavalry composed of from two to four troops, a headquarters, and auxiliary units.
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An armored cavalry unit subordinate to a regiment and consisting of two or more troops.
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A cavalry or armored unit of a European army, corresponding to a company.
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A basic tactical air force unit, subordinate to a group and consisting of two or more flights.
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A naval unit consisting of two or more divisions of a fleet.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
squadron
Plural:
squadrons

Origin of squadron

  • Italian squadrone augmentative of squadra squad squad

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French escadron, formerly also esquadron, or Italian squadrone. See squad.

    From Wiktionary