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fleetnoun [C]

uk   /fliːt/  us   /fliːt/
  • fleet noun [C] (SHIPS)

C1 a ​group of ​ships, or all of the ​ships in a country's ​navy: a fleet of 20 ​sailingships a ​fishing fleet The ​entireSpanish fleet was ​defeated within 6 ​hours.

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fleetadjective

uk   /fliːt/  us   /fliːt/ literary
(Definition of fleet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fleetnoun [C]

 us   /flit/
  • fleet noun [C] (SHIPS)

all the ​ships in the ​navy of a ​country, or a ​number of ​shipsoperating as a ​unit within a ​navy
  • fleet noun [C] (VEHICLES)

a ​number of ​aircraft, ​buses, ​cars, or other ​vehicles under the ​control of one ​company or ​organization: He ​owns a fleet of ​taxis.
(Definition of fleet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fleet" in Business English

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fleetnoun [C]

uk   us   /fliːt/ TRANSPORT
a ​number of ​cars, buses, ​planes, etc. under the ​control of one ​person or ​organization: The ​company has around 1000 buses in its fleet. a fleet of 20 ​corporate jets a vehicle/​aircraft/bus fleet carrental fleets
a ​group of boats or ​shipstravelling together: a fleet of yachts
(Definition of fleet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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