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Definition of "squadron" [squad•ron]

  • A naval unit consisting of two or more divisions of a fleet. (noun)
  • An armored cavalry unit subordinate to a regiment and consisting of two or more troops. (noun)
  • A cavalry or armored unit of a European army, corresponding to a company. (noun)
  • A basic tactical air force unit, subordinate to a group and consisting of two or more flights. (noun)
  • A multitude or horde: "Squadrons of flies like particles of dust danced up and down” ( T.E. Lawrence). (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 "squadron" in a sentence
  • "The Barbarian squadron is the all-woman piloted champ of the fleet, in no small part thanks to their mechanic Mac, who is an uplifted gibbon (part of a tribe of sentient apes that mixes with human society)."
  • "The silence from the chickenhawk squadron is deafening."
  • "The squadron is based out of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., and is one of eight squadrons that make up Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3."