Squadron

Definition of Squadron

Squad´ron   Pronunciation: skwǒd´rŭn
n.1.Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.
Those half-rounding quards
Just met, and, closing, stood in squadron joined.
- Milton.
2.(Mil.) A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men.
3.(Naut.) A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
Flying squadron
a squadron of observation or practice, that cruises rapidly about from place to place.

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