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"squad" in British English

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squadnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /skwɒd/  us   /skwɑːd/
C2 a ​smallgroup of ​peopletrained to ​work together as a ​unit: An ​army bomb squad ​arrived and ​defused the ​bomb. the ​seizure of a ​largeamount 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 ​smallgroup of ​soldiers, ​especially one ​brought together for drill (= ​marching, etc.) .
(Definition of squad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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squadnoun [C]

 us   /skwɑd/
a ​smallgroup of ​peopletrained 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)
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