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a smallest army unit
a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
police squad, squadnoun
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.
In military terminology, a squad is among the smallest of military organizations and is led by a non-commissioned officer. NATO and US doctrine define a squad as an organization "larger than a team, but smaller than a section." while US Army doctrine further defines a squad as a "small military unit typically containing two or more fire teams." In US usage, a squad consists of eight to fourteen soldiers, and may be further subdivided into fireteams.
a small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes
hence, any small party
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A diminutive of squadron. Also, a small party of soldiers assembled for drill or inspection.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A small portion of a company, troop, or battery, placed in the especial charge of an officer or non-commissioned officer for purposes of inspection and supervision. In the infantry it corresponds with a section. It also signifies a small number of men drilled together. The term awkward squad is applied to those soldiers who, on account of clumsiness or want of attention, are sent back to the lowest squad to be re-drilled.
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Rank popularity for the word 'SQUAD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3719
Rank popularity for the word 'SQUAD' in Nouns Frequency: #1430
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The numerical value of SQUAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of SQUAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of SQUAD in a Sentence
They were able to clear this vehicle and determine that it was not an explosive device although, basedon their expertise, it appeared to be, the bomb squad has determined that this is a hoax device, which means in their judgment it was set up to appear to be a device.
The bomb squad is on scene and they are trying to determine the nature of the threat.
You see that force, that small squad there of about 10 guys, the guy up furthest away from us is repeatedly firing rocket-propelled grenades, he's fired by my count about five of them, he is handing off the launcher to another guy, they are reloading and he is ready to shoot again, and everybody else, Mark Hertling look at the cool, calm, collected approach by these soldiers under fire, they're not afraid, they're ready to kick some butt.
Police Christopher Botsch on Saturday:
Since four officers were present on scene, the body worn camera footage and squad camera footage totals in excess of 6 hours of video, we are still in the process of reviewing the videos. All videos, in their entirety, will be released in the very near future.
There is a massive effort by Republicans and by the corporate wing of the Democratic Party to destroy the' squad' and make it seem like they're vulnerable and out of touch, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was already able to show that much of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is manufactured. In terms of Rashida and Ilhan, I just think that the' squad' represents the direction that the Democratic Party is heading.
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