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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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
I have to shout out my whole glam squad.
This is a circular firing-squad argument.
Our bomb squad responded and cleared both sites.
We have a lot of alternatives, that is the structure of our squad.
The bomb squad is on scene and they are trying to determine the nature of the threat.
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