- 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.
Origin of squad
Examples from the Web for squadded
Historical Examples of 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.
- 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
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.