Definition of squadron
1 : a unit of military organization: such asa : a cavalry unit higher than a troop and lower than a regimentb : a naval unit consisting of two or more divisions and sometimes additional vesselsc (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
Origin and Etymology of squadron
Italian squadrone, augmentative of squadra squad, from Old Italian
First Known Use: 1562
SQUADRON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of squadron for English Language Learners
: a military unit consisting of soldiers, ships, or aircraft
SQUADRON Defined for Kids
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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