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squad

noun \ ˈskwäd \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of squad

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

Recent Examples of squad from the Web

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Origin and Etymology 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


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squad

verb

Definition of squad

squadded; squadding
transitive verb
:to arrange in squads

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First Known Use of squad

circa 1802



SQUAD Defined for English Language Learners

squad

noun

Definition of squad for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SQUAD Defined for Kids

squad

noun \ ˈskwäd \

Definition of squad for Students

1 :a small group of soldiers
2 :a small group working or playing together
  • a football squad


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