a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms
an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group
a naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a particular task
Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.
"Those half-rounding quards Just met, and, closing, stood in squadron joined." -Milton.
A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers.
A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
A tactical air force unit; consists of at least two flights; multiple squadrons make up a group.
Origin: escadron, formerly also esquadron, or squadrone. See squad.
primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square
a body of cavarly comparising two companies or troops, and averging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men
a detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron
Origin: [F. escadron, formerly also esquadron, Sp. escuadron, or It. squadrone. See Squad.]
A squadron was historically a cavalry sub unit. The term is still used to refer to modern cavalry units but can also be used as a designation for other arms and services.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. An organization consisting of two or more divisions of ships, or two or more divisions (Navy) or flights of aircraft. It is normally but not necessarily composed of ships or aircraft of the same type. 2. The basic administrative aviation unit of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. 3. Battalion-sized ground or aviation units in US Army cavalry regiments.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'squadron' in Nouns Frequency: #2365
The numerical value of squadron in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of squadron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of squadron in a Sentence
It could be an early training deployment as part of getting the J-10 squadron operationally ready for an ADIZ( air defense identification zone) declaration, this activity may be the new normal.
The budget defers the A-10's final retirement until 2022, replacing it with F-35 Joint Strike Fighters on a squadron-by-squadron basis, so we'll always have enough aircraft for today's conflicts.
As 2022 approaches, A-10s will be replaced by F-35s only on a squadron-by-squadron basis as they come online, ensuring that all units have sufficient backfill and that we retain enough aircraft needed to fight today's conflicts.
A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact. ... Our thoughts and prayers are with Marine Corps helicopter squadron and particularly with families and loved ones of those missing.
It really ranks as the number one strange save, the squadron has been involved in some hair-raising tasks. Most of our rescues are obviously boat or person related. This rescue was so different because we had to lasso the horse while keeping him as unstressed as possible.
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