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Squad vs. Squadron

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Squadnoun

A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.

Squadronnoun

(obsolete) A body of troops drawn up in a square.

Squadnoun

A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.

Squadronnoun

A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers.

Squadnoun

A group of potential players from whom a starting team and substitutes are chosen.

Squadronnoun

(military) A body of infantrymen made up of several platoons, averaging from eighty to one hundred and fifty men, and led by a captain or a major.

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Squadnoun

(slang) One's friend group, taken collectively; one's peeps.

Squadronnoun

A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer

‘the North Atlantic Squadron’;

Squadnoun

Sloppy mud.

Squadronnoun

A tactical air force unit; consists of at least two flights; multiple squadrons make up a group or wing (depending on particular air force).

Squadverb

(intransitive) To act as part of, or on behalf of, a squad.

‘We squad on the fifth of the month.’;

Squadronnoun

A spaceforce unit; multiple squadrons make up an operations delta or a support garrison.

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Squadnoun

A small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes.

Squadronnoun

Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.

‘Those half-rounding quardsJust met, and, closing, stood in squadron joined.’;

Squadnoun

Hence, any small party.

Squadronnoun

A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men.

Squadnoun

Sloppy mud.

Squadronnoun

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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Squadnoun

a smallest army unit

Squadronnoun

a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms

Squadnoun

a cooperative unit

Squadronnoun

an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group

Squad

In military terminology, a squad is amongst the smallest of military organizations and is led by a non-commissioned officer. NATO and US doctrine define a squad as an organization while US Army doctrine further defines a squad as a In US usage, a squad consists of eight to fourteen soldiers, and may be further subdivided into fireteams.

‘larger than a team, but smaller than a section.’; ‘small military unit typically containing two or more fire teams.’;

Squadronnoun

a naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a particular task

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