noun es·ca·drille \ˈe-skə-ˌdril, -ˌdrē\

Definition of escadrille

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

Origin and Etymology of escadrille

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

First Known Use: 1912

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