Squad
Squad Squad (skw[o^]d), n. [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See {Square}.] 1. (Mil.) A small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, any small party. [1913 Webster]


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  • squad — [skwäd] n. [Fr escouade < Sp escuadra or It squadra, a square, both < VL * exquadrare, to form into a square: see SQUARE, vt.] 1. a) a small group of soldiers assembled for inspection, duty, etc. b) the smallest military tactical unit,… …   English World dictionary

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  • squad — ► NOUN (treated as sing. or pl. ) 1) a small number of soldiers assembled for drill or assigned to a particular task. 2) a group of sports players from which a team is chosen. 3) a division of a police force dealing with a particular type of… …   English terms dictionary

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