squad

  1. a smallest army unit
  2. a cooperative unit

Squad

In military terminology, a squad is a small military unit led by a non-commissioned officer (NCO) that is subordinate to an infantry platoon. In countries following the British Army tradition (Australian Army, Canadian Army, and others), this organization is referred to as a section. In most armies, a squad consists of eight to fourteen soldiers, ...
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Squad

• (n.) Sloppy mud. • (n.) A small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes. • (n.) Hence, any small party.
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squad

(from the article `military unit`) ...are organized hierarchically into progressively smaller units commanded by officers of progressively lower rank. The prototypical units are those ... principal subdivision of a military company, battery, or troop. Usually commanded by a lieutenant, it consists of from 25 to 50 men organized into ......
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squad

[Noun] A group of highly trained people working together, in sport, at work or in the army.
Example: The manager will pick his team from a squad of 18 men.
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Squad

Squad noun [ French escouade , from Spanish escuadra , or Italian squadra , (assumed) Late Latin exquadrare to square; Latin ex + quadra a square. See Square .] 1. (Mil.) A small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes. ...
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Squad

A squad is a military organisation of infantry subordinate to a platoon. It contains between 6 and 14 men and is sometimes divided into two or more sections.
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squad

[n] - a smallest army unit
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