Associations to the word «Squadron»


SQUADRON, noun. (obsolete) Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.
SQUADRON, noun. (military) (army) A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers.
SQUADRON, noun. (military) (navy) A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
SQUADRON, noun. (military) (air force) A tactical air force unit; consists of at least two flights; multiple squadrons make up a group or wing (depending on particular air force).
SQUADRON LEADER, noun. Alternative letter-case form of squadron leader (found when the term is used as a title).
SQUADRON LEADER, noun. A rank in the RAF, between that of flight lieutenant and wing commander, equivalent to an army major
SQUADRON LEADERS, noun. Plural of Squadron Leader
SQUADRON LEADERS, noun. Plural of squadron leader

Dictionary definition

SQUADRON, noun. A cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms.
SQUADRON, noun. An air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group.
SQUADRON, noun. A naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a particular task.

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