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fleet

noun [C] uk   /fliːt/ us  

fleet noun [C] (SHIPS)

C1 a group of ships, or all of the ships in a country's navy: a fleet of 20 sailing ships a fishing fleet The British fleet sailed from Southampton early this morning.

fleet noun [C] (VEHICLES)

C1 a number of buses, aircraft, etc. under the control of one person or organization: He owns a fleet of taxis.

fleet

adjective uk   /fliːt/ literary us  
able to run quickly: She was slight and fleet of foot/fleet-footed.
fleetness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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