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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)

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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)
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