Definition of flotilla in English:


Syllabification: flo·til·la
Pronunciation: /flōˈtilə


  • A fleet of ships or boats: a flotilla of cargo boats
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    • The Quays welcomed two Galway Hooker sailing boats and a flotilla of sailing vessels were docked at Albert Basin.
    • The almost constant vision of a flotilla of ships and boats on Sydney Harbour, shown ad nauseam on Foxtel today, proves that point.
    • I finished my tour on the opposite side of Punda from the fort, where a flotilla of sailing boats was moored up on a small waterway off the main harbour.


early 18th century: from Spanish, diminutive of flota 'fleet'.

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