What does squad mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squad(noun)

    a smallest army unit

  2. team, squad(noun)

    a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

  3. police squad, squad(noun)

    a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime

Wiktionary

  1. squad(Noun)

    A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.

  2. squad(Noun)

    A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.

  3. squad(Noun)

    A team, usually of about ten members.

  4. squad(Noun)

    A group of potential players from whom a team and twelfth man are chosen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squad(noun)

    a small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes

    Etymology: [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See Square.]

  2. Squad(noun)

    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.]

  3. Squad(noun)

    sloppy mud

    Etymology: [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See Square.]

Freebase

  1. Squad

    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

  1. Squad

    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

  1. squad

    A diminutive of squadron. Also, a small party of soldiers assembled for drill or inspection.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. squad

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'squad' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3719

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'squad' in Nouns Frequency: #1430

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How to say squad in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squad in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of squad in a Sentence

  1. Chung Han-sool:

    There are 48 ambassadors living in the neighborhood, so there is a whole separate squad of police officers in the area.

  2. Miroslav Blazevic:

    I took advantage of the intense patriotism in the squad, we were very much an unknown country so it was our chance to put the team and the whole country in the spotlight. It was easy to motivate the players.

  3. Cheeky Watson:

    We are in regular discussion with the SA Rugby Union, who have taken over the organisation of the franchise, on the way forward and there is much work being done behind the scenes to ensure the Southern Kings squad is properly prepared for its return to Super Rugby in February.

  4. New York:

    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.

  5. Jennifer Herber:

    Our bomb squad responded and cleared both sites.

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