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squad

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noun \ˈskwäd\

Simple Definition of squad

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of squad

  1. 1 :  a small organized group of military personnel; especially :  a tactical unit that can be easily directed in the field

  2. 2 :  a small group engaged in a common effort or occupation

Examples of squad in a sentence

  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


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squad

transitive verb

Definition of squad

squaddedsquadding

  1. :  to arrange in squads



Circa 1802

First Known Use of squad

circa 1802



SQUAD Defined for Kids

squad

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noun \ˈskwäd\

Definition of squad for Students

  1. 1 :  a small group of soldiers

  2. 2 :  a small group working or playing together <a football squad>





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