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Noun: platoon  plu'toon
  1. (military) 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. A team of policemen working under the military platoon system
  3. 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"

Derived forms: platoons

Type of: army unit, police squad, social group, squad

Part of: company

Encyclopedia: Platoon