• Squad


    • UK IPA: /ˈskwÉ’d/
      • Rhymes: -É’d
    • US IPA: /ˈskwɑːd/
      • Rhymes: -ɑːd

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    From French escouade.

    Full definition of squad



    (plural squads)
    1. A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.
    2. A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.
      • 1912, in The New England magazine, volume 47:A squad of soldiers ordered them to disperse but instead of doing so they commenced throwing ice and rocks.
    3. (cricket, soccer, rugby) A group of potential players from whom a starting team and substitutes are chosen.
    4. (UK, dialect) sloppy mud

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