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squad

noun [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.) .
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