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Dictionary Definition

escadrille

Noun

1 a small squadron
2 an air force squadron typically containing six airplanes (as in France during World War I)

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English

Etymology

From escadrille < Middle French < Spanish escuadrilla < Latin exquadrare (“to square off”).

Noun

  1. A small squadron.
  2. A unit of (usually) ten or more aircraft in World War I France.

French

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/ɛs.kad.ʁij/
  • lang=fr|/Es.kad.Rij/

Noun

escadrille
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