noun \ˈskwä-drən\

: a military unit consisting of soldiers, ships, or aircraft

Full Definition of SQUADRON

:  a unit of military organization: as
a :  a cavalry unit higher than a troop and lower than a regiment
b :  a naval unit consisting of two or more divisions and sometimes additional vessels
c (1) :  a unit of the United States Air Force higher than a flight and lower than a group
(2) :  a military flight formation
:  a large group of people or things <a squadron of limos>

Origin of SQUADRON

Italian squadrone, augmentative of squadra squad, from Old Italian
First Known Use: 1562


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