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Definition of squad noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a section of a police force that deals with a particular type of crime the drug/fraud, etc. squad
  2. 2(in sports) a group of players, runners, etc. from which a team is chosen for a particular game or match the Olympic/national squad They still have not named their squad for the World Cup qualifier. the under-21 squad a 15-man squad
  3. 3a small group of soldiers working or being trained together see also firing squad
  4. 4a group of people who have a particular task see also death squad, hit squad
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: squad