Flying squadron
Squadron Squad"ron (skw[o^]d"r[u^]n), n. [F. escadron, formerly also esquadron, Sp. escuadron, or It. squadrone. See {Squad}.] 1. Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Those half-rounding quards Just met, and, closing, stood in squadron joined. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

{Flying squadron}, a squadron of observation or practice, that cruises rapidly about from place to place. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]


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