escadrille

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French escadrille, from Middle French, from Spanish escuadrilla, from Latin exquadrare (to square off).

Noun[edit]

escadrille (plural escadrilles)

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

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

escadrille f (plural escadrilles)

  1. flight
  2. flotilla

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