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Meaning of squadron

squad•ron

Pronunciation: (skwod'run), [key]
— n.
  1. a portion of a naval fleet or a detachment of warships; a subdivision of a fleet.
  2. an armored cavalry or cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops, a headquarters, and various supporting units.
  3. (in the U.S. Air Force).
    1. the basic administrative and tactical unit, smaller than a group and composed of two or more flights.
    2. a flight formation.
  4. a number of persons grouped or united together for some purpose; group.
—v.t.
  1. to form into a squadron or squadrons; marshal or array in or as if in squadrons.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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