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Definition of "escadrille" [escadrille]

  • A unit of a European air command, as in France during World War I, typically containing ten or more aircraft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "escadrille" in a sentence
  • "Our escadrille was listed on the schedule with the other fighting units, each of which has its specified flying hours, rotating so there is always an _escadrille de chasse_ over the lines."
  • "In France the unit was the 'escadrille', consisting of six machines, and roughly corresponding to what we call a flight."
  • "And then the commander of our escadrille vanished."
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