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ˈskwɒd rənsquadron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squadronnoun

    a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms

  2. squadronnoun

    an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group

  3. squadronnoun

    a naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a particular task

Wiktionary

  1. squadronnoun

    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.

    Etymology: escadron, formerly also esquadron, or squadrone. See squad.

  2. squadronnoun

    A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers.

    Etymology: escadron, formerly also esquadron, or squadrone. See squad.

  3. squadronnoun

    A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.

    Etymology: escadron, formerly also esquadron, or squadrone. See squad.

  4. squadronnoun

    A tactical air force unit; consists of at least two flights; multiple squadrons make up a group.

    Etymology: escadron, formerly also esquadron, or squadrone. See squad.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squadronnoun

    primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square

    Etymology: [F. escadron, formerly also esquadron, Sp. escuadron, or It. squadrone. See Squad.]

  2. Squadronnoun

    a body of cavarly comparising two companies or troops, and averging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men

    Etymology: [F. escadron, formerly also esquadron, Sp. escuadron, or It. squadrone. See Squad.]

  3. Squadronnoun

    a detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron

    Etymology: [F. escadron, formerly also esquadron, Sp. escuadron, or It. squadrone. See Squad.]

Freebase

  1. Squadron

    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. squadron

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. squadron

    A division of a fleet, as van, centre, and rear squadrons. A flying squadron may be commanded by a rear-admiral, and consist of any class of vessels. Also, a body of cavalry consisting of two troops, or from 80 to 150 men. Squadron is the ordinary unit in reckoning the cavalry force of an army.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. squadron

    In military language, denotes two troops of cavalry. It is the unit by which the force of cavalry with an army is always computed. Three or four squadrons constitute a regiment. The actual strength of a squadron ranges from 120 to 200 sabres.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'squadron' in Nouns Frequency: #2365

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squadron in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squadron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of squadron in a Sentence

  1. Peter Layton:

    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.

  2. Defense Ash Carter this week:

    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.

  3. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    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.

  4. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    The Tornado squadrons have proved their worth in the air campaign because of the precision weapons they have and because of the reconnaissance and surveillance that they carry out when they're not striking, the Americans and other allies have particularly valued the contribution of the Tornado and that's why we are continuing the Tornado squadron for another year.

  5. Captain Jim Jenkins:

    A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact and I know I speak for the entire Coast Guard when I say our thoughts and prayers are with Marine Corps helicopter squadron and particularly with families and loved ones of those missing.

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