Column vs Squadron - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between column and squadron

is that column is (architecture) a solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration while squadron is (obsolete) primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.

column

English

(wikipedia column)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (architecture) A solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration.
  • A vertical line of entries in a table, usually read from top to bottom.
  • A body of troops or army vehicles, usually strung out along a road.
  • A body of text meant to be read line by line, especially in printed material that has multiple adjacent such on a single page.
  • A unit of width, especially of advertisements, in a periodical, equivalent to the width of a usual column of text.
  • (label) A recurring feature in a periodical, especially an opinion piece, especially by a single author or small rotating group of authors, or on a single theme.
  • Something having similar vertical form or structure to the things mentioned above, such as a spinal column.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=5, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. Whirling wreaths and columns of burning wind, rushed around and over them.}}
  • (botany) The gynostemium
  • Synonyms

    * (upright structure) post, pillar, sile

    Antonyms

    * (line of table entries) row (which is horizontal)

    Hypernyms

    * (upright structure) beam

    squadron

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

  • (en noun) (abbreviated to: sqn)
  • (obsolete) Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.
  • "Those half-rounding guards Just met, and, closing, stood in squadron joined." -Milton.
  • (military, army) A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers.
  • (military, navy) A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
  • (military, air force) A tactical air force unit; consists of at least two flights; multiple squadrons make up a group or wing (depending on particular air force).
  • Derived terms

    * flying squadron * squaddie / squaddy * Squadron Leader, squadron leader