noun, plural es·ca·drilles [es-kuh-drilz, es-kuh-drilz; French es-ka-dree-yuh] /ˌɛs kəˈdrɪlz, ˈɛs kəˌdrɪlz; French ɛs kaˈdri yə/.
Origin of escadrille
Examples from the Web for escadrille
The escadrille's next serious encounter with the foe took place a few days later.
The escadrille passed through Paris on its way to the Somme front.
Two Germans were brought down by machines they attacked and the four pilots from the American escadrille accounted for one each.
And all the pilots of the escadrille, in turn, came to sign it.Georges Guynemer|Henry Bordeaux
Even men of higher rank who although connected with his escadrille are not pilots, treat him with respect.
British Dictionary definitions for escadrille
Word Origin for escadrille
Word Origin and History for escadrille
from French escadrille, from Spanish escuadrilla, diminutive of escuadra "square, squad, squadron," from Vulgar Latin *exquadrare, from Latin quadrare "to square" (see quadrant).