verb (used with object), squad·ded, squad·ding.
Origin of squad
Examples from the Web for squad
Finally, a squad of reinforcements arrived and they were able to retreat.
The eyes of people like Thomas Patrick Cullen III, firefighter, Squad 41, husband, father, 31 years old.
A squad soon arrived to take him away, and I saw the sergeant punch him in the face even though he went quietly.
While I was delighted to close my case, another detective in my squad was not: K was his witness, in a prior incident.
Leonard has hung with cops, ridden in squad cars, sat in the courtrooms and precinct houses, seen busts up close.
It was not long till a squad of cavalrymen came galloping back, yelling that the rebels were just ahead.Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6)|John McElroy
His entourage will include a day doctor, a night doctor, a leading New York surgeon and a squad of stretcher-bearers.
They saw a fire which a squad of the recruits had kindled near the river, to warm their numb hands.A Dream of Empire|William Henry Venable
The squad being in line is dismissed by the commands and methods prescribed in par.
This made some distance from one squad to another, but it was the best we could do.Reminiscences of a Private|Frank M. Mixson
Word Origin for squad
1640s, "small number of military men detailed for some purpose," from French esquade, from Middle French escadre, from Spanish escuadra or Italian squadra "battalion," literally "square," from Vulgar Latin *exquadra (see square). Until the introduction of automatic weapons, infantry troops tended to fight in a square formation to repel cavalry or superior forces. Sports sense is recorded from 1902.