English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Italian squadra. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term. Doublet of squad and square.

Noun edit

squadra (plural squadras)

  1. (in Italy) A Fascist military cadre

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈskwa.dra/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -adra
  • Hyphenation: squà‧dra

Etymology 1 edit

Deverbal from squadrare +‎ -a. May correspond to a Vulgar Latin *exquadra, from *exquadro, exquadrāre, from Latin ex- + quadrō, from quadrus. Compare French équerre.

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

squadra f (plural squadre)

  1. set square, triangle (tool)
  2. (sports) team, squad, group, side
  3. team, set, crew, bunch, gang, shift
  4. (military, law enforcement) squad, cadre
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Descendants edit
  • French: escadre
    • Russian: эскадра (eskadra)

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit


  1. inflection of squadrare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative