Associations to the word «Platoon»


PLATOON, noun. (military) A unit of thirty to forty soldiers typically commanded by a lieutenant and forming part of a company.
PLATOON, verb. (baseball) To alternate starts with a teammate of opposite handedness, depending on the handedness of the opposing pitcher
PLATOON SYSTEM, proper noun. (baseball) A method of sharing playing time, whereby two players are selected to play a single defensive position.

Dictionary definition

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.
PLATOON, noun. A team of policemen working under the military platoon system.
PLATOON, noun. 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".

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