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squadron

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noun squad·ron \ˈskwä-drən\

Simple Definition of squadron

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of squadron

  1. 1 :  a unit of military organization: asa :  a cavalry unit higher than a troop and lower than a regimentb :  a naval unit consisting of two or more divisions and sometimes additional vesselsc (1) :  a unit of the United States Air Force higher than a flight and lower than a group (2) :  a military flight formation

  2. 2 :  a large group of people or things <a squadron of limos>

Origin and Etymology of squadron

Italian squadrone, augmentative of squadra squad, from Old Italian


First Known Use: 1562


SQUADRON Defined for Kids

squadron

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noun squad·ron \ˈskwä-drən\

Definition of squadron for Students

  1. 1 :  a group of soldiers, ships, or aircraft moving and working together

  2. 2 :  a large group <A squadron of geese flew overhead.>





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