squadron

Part of speech: noun

An assemblage of war- yessels smaller than a fleet.

Part of speech: noun

A division of a cavalry regiment.

Part of speech: noun

A number of military aeroplanes.

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Usage examples "squadron":

  1. Such odds for our ship were certainly not desired; but, the best having been done that could be in the circumstances, there was reasonable ground to believe that, by the time the enemy got through with her, they would not amount to much as a fighting squadron. - "Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles", Alfred T. Mahan.
  2. If it so proved, our squadron would be nearer at hand. - "Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles", Alfred T. Mahan.
  3. On such conditions, Admiral Brueys resolved not to take his squadron into the harbour. - "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)", S. Rappoport.