a smallest army unit
a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
police squad, squad(noun)
a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime
A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.
A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.
A team, usually of about ten members.
A group of potential players from whom a team and twelfth man are chosen.
a small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes
hence, any small party
Origin: [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See Square.]
In military terminology, a squad is a small military unit led by a non-commissioned officer that is subordinate to an infantry platoon. In countries following the British Army tradition this organization is referred to as a section. In most armies a squad consists of eight to fourteen soldiers, and may be further subdivided into fireteams.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skwod, n. a small body of men assembled for drill, any small group or company of men.—n. Squad′ron, a body of cavalry, consisting of two troops, or 120 to 200 men: a body of soldiers drawn up in a square: any regularly ranked body, or a group: section of a fleet, commanded by a flag-officer.—p.adj. Squad′roned, formed into squadrons.—Awkward squad, a body of recruits not yet competent in drill, &c. [O. Fr. esquadre—It. squadra, and L. exquadrāre, to make square.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SQUAD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3719
Rank popularity for the word 'SQUAD' in Nouns Frequency: #1430
The numerical value of SQUAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of SQUAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The bomb squad is on scene and they are trying to determine the nature of the threat.
This is not the time for a circular firing squad, We need to come together and move forward.
Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
Maybe there's another N.B.A. team that warrants his attention, or perhaps a high school or a college squad, for that matter, maybe you know of a strong coed team at your local Y that Scott should write about. Tell us where to send him.
We wanted to put our U.S. brand on these championships so we thought we would treat them a little bit more like we treat our other big sports, like football, we have an official cheerleading squad and at our opening ceremonies we had a marching band and an' a cappella' group.
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