escadrille

noun
es·​ca·​drille | \ ˈe-skə-ˌdril How to pronounce escadrille (audio) , -ˌdrē How to pronounce escadrille (audio) \

Definition of escadrille

: a unit of a European air command containing usually six airplanes

First Known Use of escadrille

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for escadrille

French, flotilla, escadrille, from Spanish escuadrilla, diminutive of escuadra squadron, squad — more at squad

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