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Definition of Platoon

  • Formerly, a body of men who fired together; also, a small square body of soldiers to strengthen the angles of a hollow square.
  • Now, in the United States service, half of a company.
  • 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

How to use platoon in a sentence. Platoon pronunciation.

As well might a raw recruit pretend to offer an unfavourable opinion on the manual and platoon exercise.
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There was a great crowd gathered around the garden walls of the Marble House, as an officer of the guard galloped up with a platoon of cavalry.
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The night was dark beyond description, and the first knowledge of the hazard that they were incurring was communicated to the shivering mob by the kicks of several platoons of French soldiery, who let them pass within their lines, but prohibited escape.
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The native girls by twos and threes and parties of a dozen, and sometimes in whole platoons and companies, went cantering up and down the neighboring streets astride of fleet but homely horses, and with their gaudy riding habits streaming like banners behind them.
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An opening was made at the lower end and the first platoon of guards entered with arms reversed, then the band playing the "Dead March," followed by the condemned and his son, the second platoon bringing up the rear.
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Also, that he believed he had read 'Rules for the Manual and Platoon Exercises' to some purpose; moreover, that he was sure he could write, for that he the writer had once written to Wellington, and had received an answer from him; nay, the writer once went so far as to strike a blow for Wellington; for the last time he used his fists was upon a Radical sub-editor, who was mobbing Wellington in the street, from behind a rank of grimy fellows; but though the writer spoke up for Wellington to a certain extent when he was shamefully underrated, and once struck a blow for him when he was about being hustled, he is not going to join in the loathsome sycophantic nonsense which it has been the fashion to use with respect to Wellington these last twenty years.
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I do not,' said my father; 'that a boy of his years should entertain an opinion of his own-I mean one which militates against all established authority-is astounding; as well might a raw recruit pretend to offer an unfavourable opinion on the manual and platoon exercise; the idea is preposterous; the lad is too independent by half.
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Parties of armed men, in good order, were marching by platoons in the same direction; and formed in line along Broadway, facing the jail-door.
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They come in platoons an' squads an' dhroves.
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So they put two platoons iv polismen in front iv th' Orangeys an' three behind, an' a double column alongside; an' away they wint.
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As Rising Cloud, raising his tomahawk on high, and, leading the van of his warriors, was bringing them on for a decisive charge, several sharp discharges, as if from platoon firing, were heard in the rear of the Indians.
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The platoon firing in the rear of the savages was again repeated; the United States troops had evidently arrived to the rescue; and, taken now between two fires, and disheartened by the fall of Rising Cloud, the Sioux broke, and fled in a tumultuous mass towards the gorge by which they had entered the valley of Minturne Creek.
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To love the little platoon we belong to in society," said Burke "is the germ of all public affections.
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On September 20, at Mont des Singes, he went ahead of his comrades and captured from the Boche a fortified tunnel which by aid of his platoon was held for thirty-six hours without food or ammunition, making use of the enemy machine gun and munitions until relieved.
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He led a platoon of men against a nest of machine guns, taking four guns and eighteen prisoners, not to speak of leaving behind a number of Germans who were not in a condition to be taken prisoner.
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Conspicuous among them was Lieutenant Robert A. Ward of 3728 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, of the Trench Mortar platoon; Lieutenant Benjamin A. Browning of 4438 Prairie Avenue, Chicago, and Lieutenant Joseph R. Wheeler, 3013 Prairie Avenue, Chicago.
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Thus the units of the 1st and 2nd battalions, which had been assigned to the front lines were intermingled with platoons and companies of the 325th regiment of infantry.
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On August 1, 1918, the Stokes Mortar platoon under command of Lieutenant Robert A. Ward took position in the lines in the sub-sector Vaquois, and on August 4, 1918, took an active part in a coup-de-main arranged by the French.
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His mission, filling in the gaps in the French artillery barrage, was so successfully accomplished that his entire platoon was highly commended for their work by the commanding general of the division.
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Examples of Platoon

Example #1
The idea is preposterous; the lad is too independent by half.
Example #2
Borrow's account of his father's death is a highly affecting piece of English.
Example #3
And, the ghastly news of Johnstone's "taking-off" flew over Delhi to furnish a nine days' wonder.
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What's all this terrible happening?
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The square was filled with cavalry, escorting wagons loaded with the archives, plate, and pictures, of the government.
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At length the sounds grew so loud that curiosity could be restrained no longer, and the crowd gathered towards the entrance of the _Piazza_.