squadron

noun squad·ron \ ˈskwä-drən \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of squadron

Italian squadrone, augmentative of squadra squad, from Old Italian


SQUADRON Defined for English Language Learners

squadron

noun

Definition of squadron for English Language Learners

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


SQUADRON Defined for Kids

squadron

noun squad·ron \ ˈskwä-drən \

Definition of squadron for Students

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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