es·ca·drille (ĕskə-drĭl′, -drē′)
A unit of a European air command, as in France during World War I, typically containing ten or more aircraft.
[French, from Spanish escuadrilla, diminutive of escuadra, squadron, from escuadrar, to square off, from Vulgar Latin *exquadrāre; see SQUARE.]
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