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Meaning of squad by Wiktionary Dictionary

squad


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɒd

    Etymology

    French escouade?

    Noun

    squad ( plural: squads )

    1. A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members .
    2. A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.
    3. ( cricket, soccer, rugby ) A group of potential players from whom a starting team and substitutes / replacements are chosen .

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    • quads


Explanation of squad by Wordnet Dictionary

squad


    Noun
    1. a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime

    2. a cooperative unit ( especially in sports )

    3. a smallest army unit



    Definition of squad by GCIDE Dictionary

    squad


    1. Squad ( skwŏd ), n. [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, ( assumed ) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See Square.]
      1. ( Mil. ) A small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes.

      2. Hence, any small party.

    2. Squad, n. Sloppy mud. [Prov. Eng.] Tennyson.