Meaning of “squad” in the English Dictionary

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"squad" in British English

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squadnoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /skwɒd/ us /skwɑːd/

C2 a small group of people trained to work together as a unit:

An army bomb squad arrived and defused the bomb.
the seizure of a large amount of heroin by the drug squad
The company was under investigation by the fraud squad.

C2 a team in sports from which the players for a match are chosen:

Eight of their 24-man squad are injured.

In the army, a squad is a small group of soldiers, especially one brought together for drill (= marching, etc.) .

(Definition of “squad” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"squad" in American English

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squadnoun [ C ]

us /skwɑd/

a small group of people trained to work together as a unit:

The rescue squad managed to free the child.

(Definition of “squad” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)