- the basic administrative and tactical unit, smaller than a group and composed of two or more flights.
- a flight formation.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of squadron
OTHER WORDS FROM squadronhalf-squadron, nounsub·squad·ron, noun
Words nearby squadron
Example sentences from the Web for squadron
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|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|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.
There he distinguished himself by capturing Wrzburg and two thousand of the enemy with a squadron of one hundred hussars.
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