- 1A subdivision of a company of soldiers, usually forming a tactical unit that is commanded by a subaltern or lieutenant and divided into three sections: [as modifier]: the platoon commanderMore example sentences
- A platoon of soldiers stands at a checkpoint on a barren road in the middle of miles and miles of trackless desert.
- The heavy armored cavalry troop is organized with a troop headquarters, two scout platoons, two tank platoons, a mortar section, and a maintenance section.
- The third rifle platoon was committed to reinforce success on the right flank.
- 1.1A group of people acting together: platoons of sharp lawyersMore example sentences
- Prosecutors are either too timid or outgunned by the platoons of pricey defense lawyers.
- Some suits already have been filed, and platoons of lawyers and other legal watchdogs are standing by in battleground states like Wisconsin just in case.
- I had my 9 a.m. acting class to teach to our platoon of body doubles.
- 1.3 [as modifier] Baseball Engaged in platooning: a platoon playerMore example sentences
- At the very least he might land one or more useful platoon players, or an everyday guy who can deliver league-average performance at bargain rates.
- And Cal Ripken, just days after learning he is a platoon player from here on out, hit his first 2001 homer.
- I like the Kent signing, think Valentin is okay as a platoon player, and am having hopefully not naive hopes that Perez is a player.
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- 2 [with object] Baseball Use the strategy of alternating (a pair of players or one player with another) in a specified field position in successive games: at catcher we platooned Petralli and StanleyMore example sentences
- Expect Walker to handle the ball even more this season with the team platooning several players at point guard.
- Casey platooned Brown and Billy Johnson at third.
- Expect Iannetta to face a good number of southpaws, as the club would be best suited to platoon the position.
mid 17th century: from French peloton 'platoon', literally 'small ball', diminutive of pelote.