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pla·toon

 (plə-to͞on′)
n.
1. A subdivision of a company of troops consisting of two or more squads or sections and usually commanded by a lieutenant.
2. A group of people working, traveling, or assembled together: a platoon of firefighters; buses carrying platoons of tourists.
3. Sports A group of players within a team, especially a football team, that is trained and sent into or withdrawn from play as a unit: the defensive platoon.
v. pla·tooned, pla·toon·ing, pla·toons Sports
v.tr.
To play (a player) in alternation with another player in the same position: platooned the two catchers.
v.intr.
1. To use alternate players at the same position.
2. To take turns playing a position with another player.

[French peloton, from Old French, diminutive of pelote, ball; see pellet.]

platoon

(pləˈtuːn)
n
1. (Military) military a subunit of a company usually comprising three sections of ten to twelve men: commanded by a lieutenant
2. a group or unit of people, esp one sharing a common activity, characteristic, etc
[C17: from French peloton little ball, group of men, from pelote ball; see pellet]

pla•toon

(pləˈtun)

n.
1. a military unit consisting of two or more squads or sections and a headquarters.
2. a small unit of a police force.
3. a company or group: a platoon of visitors.
4. Football. a group of players specially trained in one aspect of the game, as offense or defense.
v.t.
5. Sports.
a. to use (a player) at a position in a game alternately with another player.
b. to alternate (two different teams or units).
v.i.
6. Sports.
a. to alternate at a position with another player.
b. to use players alternately at the same position.
c. to alternate different teams.
[1630–40; earlier plotton < French peloton little ball, group, platoon, diminutive of pelote ball. See pellet, -oon]

Platoon

 a squad; a company or set of people, 1711; a small body of soldiers; a burst of gunfire or the like.
Examples: platoon of arguments, 1775; of gunfire (a volley), 1747; of musketeers, 1637; of people, 1841; of troops, 1727.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.platoon - a military unit that is a subdivision of a companyplatoon - a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
company - small military unit; usually two or three platoons
2.platoon - a team of policemen working under the military platoon system
police squad, squad - a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime
section - a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
3.platoon - a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity; "platoons of tourists poured out of the busses"; "the defensive platoon of the football team"
social group - people sharing some social relation

platoon

noun squad, company, group, team, outfit (informal), patrol, squadron a platoon of armed soldiers
Translations
فَصيلَة من الجُنْد
četarota
deling
joukkue
flokksdeild
vads

platoon

[pləˈtuːn] N (Mil) → pelotón m, sección f

platoon

[pləˈtuːn]
nsection f
modif [commander, leader] → de section

platoon

n (Mil) → Zug m

platoon

[pləˈtuːn] n (Mil) → plotone m

platoon

(pləˈtuːn) noun
a section of a company of soldiers.
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