squad

14 ENTRIES FOUND:

1squad

noun \ˈskwäd\

: a part of a police force that deals with a specific type of crime

: a small organized group of soldiers

: a group of people who are involved in a particular activity

Full Definition of SQUAD

1
:  a small organized group of military personnel; especially :  a tactical unit that can be easily directed in the field
2
:  a small group engaged in a common effort or occupation

Examples of SQUAD

  1. <the cleaning squad usually arrives after regular business hours>

Origin of SQUAD

Middle French esquade, from Old Spanish & Old Italian; Old Spanish escuadra & Old Italian squadra, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *exquadrare to make square — more at square
First Known Use: 1649

Rhymes with SQUAD

2squad

transitive verb
squad·dedsquad·ding

Definition of SQUAD

:  to arrange in squads

First Known Use of SQUAD

circa 1802

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