a small number of soldiers, commonly 10 privates, a staff sergeant, and a corporal; the smallest military unit.
a group of police officers, especially one organized to deal with a particular area of law enforcement: drug squad; fraud squad.
any small group or party of persons engaged in a common enterprise.
a sports team or a group of players from which a team is selected.
Slang. a group of friends.
to form into squads.
to assign to a squad.
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How to use squad in a sentence
Meanwhile, on the street, a squad of surveyors searches for clues to a mystery lying beneath their feet.Miami’s high-tech flood map will help decide which neighborhoods get saved | Nicolás Rivero | September 1, 2020 | Quartz
CFG is reportedly offering a price in the “low single-digit millions” for the squad, sources told the newspaper.Why Manchestery City owner CFG’s play for France’s Troyes is shaking up professional soccer | Jeremy Kahn | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
James played a different role on each of those squads, and this season has been no different.What Can LeBron’s Previous Top-Seeded Teams Tell Us About This One? | Andres Waters | August 18, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Having Neymar in your squad doesn’t hurt either — the ball he played to Mbappé on the move that led to Choupo-Moting’s goal was as good as it gets, proving the Brazilian can be the best player on the pitch whenever he decides to be.After Manchester City’s Big Loss, Who’s The Favorite To Win The Champions League? | Terrence Doyle | August 18, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Even after Leicester’s back-to-back holiday defeats to Man City and Liverpool, the model continued to favor the squad above Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Wolves for Champions League qualification.Leicester City Seemed Like A Sure Thing For The Champions League. Not Anymore. | Terrence Doyle | July 15, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Another set of hackers that goes by the name the Lizard squad told the Washington Post that they helped with the Sony hack.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years | Shane Harris | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
And some members of the Lizard squad are now claiming that they were never trying to poison the network.
There is a lot of residual concern that Lizard squad was able to get even this far.
But the Lizard squad was able to get one thing done: Piss off Anonymous, the best known of the hacktivist collectives.
It almost makes you wonder if Lizard squad did this just to annoy Anonymous and the other earnest champions of privacy.
Halting his squad, Lawrence dismounted, and taking Harry, they carefully made their way to the brow of a hill which lay in front.
So Lawrence find Harry rode ahead, the squad some fifteen or twenty paces in the rear, leisurely following.
There was no need of Lawrence signaling Dan to come on, for the squad were urging their horses to the limit.
Then a squad of sepoys were told to “shoot all the women and children in the Bibigarh through the windows of the house.”The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Once a party trotted by within a half-mile of us, but no one of the four men we wanted to see was in the squad.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for squad
the smallest military formation, typically comprising a dozen soldiers, used esp as a drill formation
any small group of people engaged in a common pursuit
sport a number of players from which a team is to be selected
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