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
This is a circular firing-squad argument.
Our bomb squad responded and cleared both sites.
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.
I can lead my squad now as the coach just I did as captain... we will win. This is Belfast and we are GIANTS.
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