- the basic administrative and tactical unit, smaller than a group and composed of two or more flights.
- a flight formation.
verb (used with object)
Origin of squadron
Examples from the Web for squadron
The President came in and our squadron commander called, “Attention on deck!”
Our squadron doctor was lean, well muscled, square jawed and blond.
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.
“I am going to get my squadron as a wedding present,” he rattled on.
Bought by the Squadron canteen in large barrels, it was sold at 2½ pt.
Nothing is more terrible than the onset of a squadron of horse when charging an enemy upon the field of battle.Cyrus the Great|Jacob Abbott
Our dinner to-night was to the admiral and officers of the newly-arrived British squadron.An Autobiography|Elizabeth Butler
Dumanoir and his squadron were not more fortunate than the fleet from whose destruction they fled.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson|Robert Southey
An imaginary line, drawn to regulate the order of a squadron.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
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
Word Origin for squadron
Word Origin and History for squadron
1560s, from Italian squadrone, augmentative of squadra "battalion" (see squad).