Definitions for squad
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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 squad is a small group of people organized for a specific purpose or activity, often within a larger organization like a military or police force, sports team, or business. In military terms, it often refers to the smallest unit in an army, typically composed of around 8 to 12 soldiers.
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
The numerical value of squad in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of squad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I'm thinking of the lads we didn't get on the pitch -- Conor Coady, Ben Chilwell, Sam Johnstone, Aaron Ramsdale, they're the ones making this team successful, the spirit in the group is phenomenal. Whoever comes in does the job, whoever isn't in -- it is really difficult to leave three out of the matchday squad -- the squad mentality is fantastic. That's uppermost in my mind, looking after those guys.
In regard to a video on social media that took place at 2 Ave 25 St, a woman taken into custody in an unmarked van was wanted for damaging police cameras during 5 separate criminal incidents in around City Hall Park. The arresting officers were assaulted with rocks bottles, when officers from the Warrant Squad took the woman into custody in a gray NYPD minivan this evening, they were assaulted with rocks and bottles. The Warrant Squad uses unmarked vehicles to effectively locate wanted suspects.
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.
Since Phils come in hes changed different combinations of the squad and I think thats why this squad is so competitive and so great, we can change the squad and show that we can play together and weve got so many different combinations and styles and talented players and thats really important going into a tournament thats really long.
They talk about the Squad. Thisis not a Squad, this is a cabal of Marxists whohate this country—some of them first, second-generation immigrants into the country, who bring their attitudes, who bring theirindoctrination into thecountry, and are at war, right there in the halls of Congress, against our owncountry.
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