SQUADRON , a military and
See also:term for a
See also:body of mounted troops or a detachment of war vessels . The word is derived from squadra, a square, as a military term, according to
See also:Florio, applied to a " certain
See also:part of a
See also:company of souldiers of 20 0: 25 whose chief e was a
See also:corporal," and so called no doubt as being formed on
See also:parade or in
See also:battle array in squares . Squadra, square, is derived from the Low Latin exquadrare, an intensive
See also:form of quadrare (quadrus, four-cornered, quattuor, four) . In military usage the term "squadron" is applied to the
See also:principal units into which a
See also:cavalry regiment is divided, corresponding to the company in an
See also:battalion . The normal
See also:modern division of a cavalry regiment is into four squadrons of two to four troops each, this squadron numbering 120 to 200 men (see CAVALRY) . In naval usage a squadron is a
See also:group of vessels either as forming one of the divisions of a
See also:fleet or as a
See also:separate detachment under a
See also:flag officer despatched on
See also:special service . In military use, "squad" (a shortened form of " squadron ") is used of any small detachment of men detailed for
See also:drill, fatigue or other
See also:duty .
SPY (from " to spy " or " espy"; 0. Fr. espie, espi...
SQUAILS (from skail or kail, a ninepin)
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