Pronunciation: (skwod), [key]
—n., v., squad•ded, squad•ding.
1. a small number of soldiers, commonly 10 privates, a staff sergeant, and a corporal; the smallest military unit.
2. a group of police officers, esp. one organized to deal with a particular area of law enforcement: drug squad; fraud squad.
3. any small group or party of persons engaged in a common enterprise.
4. a sports team or a group of players from which a team is selected.
1. to form into squads.
2. to assign to a squad.
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