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.]
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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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
Examples of Squad in a Sentence
This is a circular firing-squad argument.
Against France, in football we were at least equal with France, and with Denmark even better, and today I have the same feeling, but in all three of the games, we couldn't make a difference in goals. That's something this squad misses on this level.
This is not the time for a circular firing squad, We need to come together and move forward.
Everyone started to run towards the fans so I did that too and then I flipped out completely, this is the biggest thing everyone in the squad has experienced. I don’t know how big it is, but it’s damn big.
There are 48 ambassadors living in the neighborhood, so there is a whole separate squad of police officers in the area.
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