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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 squad·ron /ˈskwɑdrən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squad·ron n.
 1. Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square. [R.]
 Those half-rounding quards
 Just met, and, closing, stood in squadron joined.   --Milton.
 2. Mil. A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men.
 3. Naut. A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
 Flying squadron, a squadron of observation or practice, that cruises rapidly about from place to place.
    --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and
           headquarters and supporting arms
      2: an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a
      3: a naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a
         particular task