squadron leader


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 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, "Spy oysters and night-vision goggles: How France is fighting back against food thieves," 21 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of squadron leader

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Squadron leader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squadron%20leader. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of squadron leader

: a high-ranking officer in the British air force

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