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  • n. Plural form of squadron.

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Examples

  • We played with the most basic rules; no special cards, no pre-canned scenarios, just a starter set for each side (although two or more kids ran fleets in squadrons).

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  • It would be supported by thousands of bombers, fighters and reconnaissance aircraft (including scores of squadrons from the Royal Canadian Air Force).

    Juno, Where Citizen Soldiers From Canada Made History

  • Another fortnight of this pounding and the RAF may have been forced to withdraw their squadrons from the south of England.

    The Battle of Britain

  • Above me the stars were winking and wheeling in squadrons back and forth as the train rounded the curves, and watching them I fell asleep.

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  • They march into classes, which are called squadrons and named after space missions: Atlantis, Apollo, Endeavor.

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  • I could see long lines of horsemen in white tunics, dim through the light morning mist, and in among the squadrons were the scarlet coats and white breeches of native infantry.

    Fiancée

  • Even through my genuine funk, I could feel that strange tremor of excitement that every horse-soldier knows as the squadrons move forward silently in the gloom towards an unsuspecting enemy, slowly and ponderously, bump-bump-bump at the walk, knee to knee, one hand on the bridle, t'other on the hilt of the lamp-blacked sabre, ears straining for the first cry of alarm.

    Fiancée

  • The squadrons are the small, semi-independent units — each owning about twenty fighter aircraft — which actually accomplish the job involving the pilot and the aircraft.

    Thud Ridge

  • This function of flying with the squadrons was a most vital portion of the operation of a good wing.

    Thud Ridge

  • Homogeneous squadrons, that is, squadrons composed of vessels of similar type and armament, put out and follow roughly the "single line ahead" formation.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War

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