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squad

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noun \ˈskwäd\

Definition of squad

  1. 1 :  a small organized group of military personnel; especially :  a tactical unit that can be easily directed in the field

  2. 2 :  a small group engaged in a common effort or occupation

Examples of squad in a sentence

  1. <the cleaning squad usually arrives after regular business hours>

Origin and Etymology of squad

Medieval French esquade, from Old Spanish & Old Italian; Old Spanish escuadra & Old Italian squadra, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *exquadrare to make square — more at square


First Known Use: 1649


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squad

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Definition of squad

squadded

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squadding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to arrange in squads

Circa 1802

First Known Use of squad

circa 1802



SQUAD Defined for English Language Learners

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squad

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noun \ˈskwäd\

Definition of squad for English Language Learners

  • : a part of a police force that deals with a specific type of crime

  • : a small organized group of soldiers

  • : a group of people who are involved in a particular activity


SQUAD Defined for Kids

squad

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noun \ˈskwäd\

Definition of squad for Students

  1. 1 :  a small group of soldiers

  2. 2 :  a small group working or playing together <a football squad>



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