Squad vs Platoon - What's the difference?

squad | platoon |


As nouns the difference between squad and platoon

is that squad is a group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members while platoon is (military) a unit of thirty to forty soldiers typically commanded by a lieutenant and forming part of a company.

As a verb platoon is

(baseball) to alternate starts with a teammate of opposite handedness, depending on the handedness of the opposing pitcher.

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squad

English

(wikipedia squad)

Alternative forms

* escouade (archaic)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.
  • A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.
  • * 1912 , in The New England magazine , volume 47:
  • A squad of soldiers ordered them to disperse but instead of doing so they commenced throwing ice and rocks.
  • (cricket, soccer, rugby) A group of potential players from whom a starting team and substitutes are chosen.
  • (UK, dialect) sloppy mud
  • (Tennyson)

    Derived terms

    * flying squad

    See also

    *

    Anagrams

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    platoon

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (military) A unit of thirty to forty soldiers typically commanded by a lieutenant and forming part of a company.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (baseball) To alternate starts with a teammate of opposite handedness, depending on the handedness of the opposing pitcher
  • Taylor has been hitting poorly against left-handers, and Morgan has been hitting poorly against right-handers, so they will platoon .

    See also

    * platoon system