squadron

noun
squad·​ron | \ ˈskwä-drən How to pronounce squadron (audio) \

Definition of squadron

1 : a unit of military organization: such 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 U.S. Air Force higher than a flight and lower than a group
(2) : a military flight formation
2 : a large group of people or things a squadron of limos

Examples of squadron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Casertas said their 21-year-old son, a naval squadron flight electrician, had been chronically bullied and abused by a toxic command that denied his requests for mental health services. Melissa Chan, NBC News, 17 June 2022 And even if Turkey buys a squadron or two of advanced Eurofighters in addition to its modernized F-16s, the HAF will most likely retain this technological edge. Paul Iddon, Forbes, 2 July 2022 The deployment was the first aircraft carrier deployment for a Marine Corps F-35C squadron. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2022 The jest had some truth in it: Lubitsch had been the advance agent for a mighty squadron of German-speaking directors, actors, screenwriters, producers, composers, and technicians. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 Recent listings on global job sites like Head Hunter included units looking for combat engineers, anyone who could operate a grenade launcher, and even the commander for a parachute squadron. BostonGlobe.com, 10 July 2022 Recent listings on global job sites like Head Hunter included units looking for combat engineers, anyone who could operate a grenade launcher and even the commander for a parachute squadron. New York Times, 10 July 2022 In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Diego Luna's Cassian Andor gave his life alongside his squadron to retrieve the Death Star blueprints from Scarif and change the course of the Rebellion. Nick Romano, EW.com, 17 May 2022 Ishaan plays Brigadier Mehta of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron who fought on India’s eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, which led to the creation of Bangladesh. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 14 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of squadron

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for squadron

Italian squadrone, augmentative of squadra squad, from Old Italian

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30 Sep 2022

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“Squadron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squadron. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for squadron

squadron

noun
squad·​ron | \ ˈskwä-drən How to pronounce squadron (audio) \

Kids Definition of squadron

1 : a group of soldiers, ships, or aircraft moving and working together
2 : a large group A squadron of geese flew overhead.

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