squadron

Definitions:

  • A naval unit consisting of two or more divisions of a fleet.
  • An armored cavalry unit subordinate to a regiment and consisting of two or more troops.
  • A cavalry or armored unit of a European army, corresponding to a company.
  • A basic tactical air force unit, subordinate to a group and consisting of two or more flights.
  • A multitude or horde.
  • None
  • A square.
  • A body of soldiers drawn up in a square, or in regular array, as for battle; specifically, in modern armies, the principal division of a regiment of cavalry.
  • A division of a fleet; a detachment of ships of war employed on a particular service or station, and under the command of a flag-officer.
  • in early New England records (1636), one of four divisions of town land, probably in the first instance a square.
  • A school district.
  • Sometimes spelled <internalXref urlencoded="squadrant">squadrant</internalXref>.
  • To form into squadrons, as a body of soldiers.
  • To form in order; array.
  • Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.
  • A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men.
  • A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer.
  • a squadron of observation or practice, that cruises rapidly about from place to place.
  • Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.
  • A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers.
  • A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
  • A tactical air force unit; consists of at least two <xref>flights</xref>; multiple squadrons make up a <xref>group</xref>.
  • a naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a particular task
  • an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group
  • a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms
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