[ skwod ]
/ skwɒd /
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.
verb (used with object), squad·ded, squad·ding.
to form into squads.
to assign to a squad.
Words nearby squad
Origin of squad
1640–50; < French esquade, alteration of esquadre < Spanish escuadra square; so called from square shape of the formation
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Examples from the Web for squadded
In squadded competitions the weather conditions must be accepted as they are at the time of the shooting.Pistol and Revolver Shooting|A. L. A. Himmelwright
Where a number of men joined from one place they were squadded together as far as possible in the South African Constabulary.
British Dictionary definitions for squadded
/ (skwɒd) /
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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