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Meaning of PLATOON

Pronunciation:  plu'toon

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant
  2. [n]  a team of policemen working under the military platoon system
  3. [n]  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"
 

PLATOON is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: army unit, company, police squad, section, social group

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pla*toon"\, n. [F. peloton a ball of thread, a knot or
group of men, a platoon, from pelote a ball formed of things
wound round. See {Pellet}.] (Mil.)
(a) Formerly, a body of men who fired together; also, a small
    square body of soldiers to strengthen the angles of a
    hollow square.
(b) Now, in the United States service, half of a company.

 
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