a portion of a naval fleet or a detachment of warships; a subdivision of a fleet.
an armored cavalry or cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops, a headquarters, and various supporting units.
(in the U.S. Air Force).
the basic administrative and tactical unit, smaller than a group and composed of two or more flights.
a flight formation.
a number of persons grouped or united together for some purpose; group.
to form into a squadron or squadrons; marshal or array in or as if in squadrons.
- half-squadron, noun
- sub·squad·ron, noun
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How to use squadron in a sentence
“It is a popular nickname, with squadron posters and t-shirts dedicated to it,” Darrell Lewis, the historian for the 437th Airlift Wing, told Task & Purpose last year.
Rather than introducing new combat formations, these robots have been a tool added to a bomb squadron, or a scout robot incorporated into normal reconnaissance duties.Russia’s Marker robot is a testbed for its next-gen military tech | Kelsey D. Atherton | January 21, 2022 | Popular-Science
“We had such a supportive squadron to come up with this solution, so we made it work and nobody around me had to tactically dehydrate,” Dietrich said.The Air Force is testing a less awkward replacement for ‘piddle packs’ | David Roza/Task & Purpose | December 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
Ten years ago, on November 15, Occupy Wall Street was pepper-sprayed into the night by a squadron of police officers who helped shovel the tents, books, and placards left by activists into a fleet of sanitation trucks.Some Say Occupy Wall Street Did Nothing. It Changed Us More Than We Think | James A. Anderson | November 15, 2021 | Time
Our squadron doctor was lean, well muscled, square jawed and blond.
The President came in and our squadron commander called, “Attention on deck!”
The result was chaos, as Jones, who thought he was in charge of the entire Black Sea fleet, was only commanding “the squadron.”
On December 9, 2013, Norris met with Neubauer, her squadron commander Lt Col. Betsy Ross, Col. Tombe, and others.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story | Jacob Siegel | March 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The tribune was surrounded by a squadron of hussars of the National Guard.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was two years governor of New York, and was appointed commander in chief of the western squadron, 1779.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Three times the squadron of frigates got ready to accompany the new minister, but each time the minister postponed his departure.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
There he distinguished himself by capturing Wrzburg and two thousand of the enemy with a squadron of one hundred hussars.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
For as he came in sight of land the French squadron appeared, and the battle that became imminent was fought on the following day.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Edward retained part of the squadron to assist the French king against the Flemings.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for squadron
a subdivision of a naval fleet detached for a particular task
a number of naval units usually of similar type and consisting of two or more divisions
a cavalry unit comprising two or more troops, headquarters, and supporting arms
the basic tactical and administrative air force unit comprising two or more flights
- Abbreviation: sqn
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