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Meaning of SQUADRON

Pronunciation:  'skw√Ędrun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group
  2. [n]  a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms
  3. [n]  a naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a particular task

SQUADRON is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: air unit, cavalry, escadrille, naval unit, wing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Squad"ron\, n. [F. escadron, formerly also esquadron,
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.]

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

2. (Mil.) A body of cavarly comparising two companies or
   troops, and averging from one hundred and twenty to two
   hundred men.

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.

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