Platoon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pləˈtuːn|  American pronunciation of the word platoon
Brit.  |pləˈtuːn|  British pronunciation of the word platoon

noun

- a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant
- a team of policemen working under the military platoon system
- 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

Examples

...will need a platoon of assistants to mount the display at the spring flower show...

platoons of tourists poured out of the busses

the defensive platoon of the football team

He commands a platoon of 60.

The platoon was pummeled by heavy machine-gun fire.

the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles

the platoon stood ready for review

I sent for the sergeant of the platoon both men were in and asked him to try to find out discreetly what lay behind this

Word forms

noun
singular: platoon
plural: platoons
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