squadron leader

noun

Definition of squadron leader

: a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a major in the army

Examples of squadron leader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michael Iron sides adds quiet strength as Skerritt’s executive officer, and cigar-chomping James Tolkan is authoritative as a squadron leader. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2022 His best friend, who was the squadron leader, reported seeing Hoff’s plane, upside down and flying just a couple thousand feet above the ground. oregonlive, 11 Nov. 2021 In Charente Maritime, where 30,000 tons of oysters are produced every year, squadron leader Christophe Laferrierre and his team patrol oyster farms aboard kayaks day and night. Alice Tidey, NBC News, 21 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of squadron leader

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of squadron leader was in 1919

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“Squadron leader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squadron%20leader. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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