Pronunciation: (skwod'run), [key]
1. a portion of a naval fleet or a detachment of warships; a subdivision of a fleet.
2. an armored cavalry or cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops, a headquarters, and various supporting units.
3. (in the U.S. Air Force).
a. the basic administrative and tactical unit, smaller than a group and composed of two or more flights.
b. a flight formation.
4. a number of persons grouped or united together for some purpose; group.
to form into a squadron or squadrons; marshal or array in or as if in squadrons.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.