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escadrille

[ es-kuh-dril, es-kuh-dril; French es-ka-dree-yuh ]
/ ˌɛs kəˈdrɪl, ˈɛs kəˌdrɪl; French ɛs kaˈdri yə /
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noun, plural es·ca·drilles [es-kuh-drilz, es-kuh-drilz; French es-ka-dree-yuh]. /ˌɛs kəˈdrɪlz, ˈɛs kəˌdrɪlz; French ɛs kaˈdri yə/.
a squadron or divisional unit of airplanes: the Lafayette Escadrille of World War I.
Obsolete. a small naval squadron.
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Origin of escadrille

1910–15; <French: flotilla, Middle French <Spanish escuadrilla, diminutive of escuadrasquadron
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British Dictionary definitions for escadrille

escadrille
/ (ˌɛskəˈdrɪl, French ɛskadrij) /

noun
a French squadron of aircraft, esp in World War I
a small squadron of ships

Word Origin for escadrille

from French: flotilla, from Spanish escuadrilla, from escuadra squadron
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