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squad

[ skwod ]
/ skwɒd /
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noun

verb (used with object), squad·ded, squad·ding.

to form into squads.
to assign to a squad.

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Origin of squad

1640–50; <French esquade, alteration of esquadre<Spanish escuadrasquare; so called from square shape of the formation
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British Dictionary definitions for squad

squad
/ (skwɒd) /

noun

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

Word Origin for squad

C17: from Old French esquade, from Old Spanish escuadra, from escuadrar to square, from the square formations used
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