Definitions for squadron
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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.
Etymology: escadron, formerly also esquadron, or squadrone. See squad.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: escadron, Fr. squadrone, Italian, from quadratus, Latin.
Those half rounding guards
Just met, and closing stood in squadron join’d. John Milton.
Nothing the Moors were more afraid of, than in a set battle to fight with squadrons coming orderly on. Richard Knolles.
Then beauteous Atys, with Iulus bred,
Of equal age, the second squadron led. Dryden.
Rome could not maintain its dominion over so many provinces, without squadrons ready equipt. Arbuthnot.
A squadron is a group or unit of individuals or vehicles typically engaged in a specific kind of activity or operation. It is commonly used to refer to a unit in the military, particularly in naval, air force or army, comprising several aircraft, ships, or other military components under a single commander. The size and composition of a squadron can vary depending on the specific military context.
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
Etymology: [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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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.
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
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.
By the end of ... 2015, we will have gotten all the equipment for a heavy brigade, that means three battalions plus a reconnaissance squadron, the artillery headquarters, engineers, and it will stay in Europe, you are talking about 150-ish, maybe 160 M1 tanks, M2 Bradley fighting vehicles, 24 self-propelled howitzers.
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.
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.
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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