Meaning of “flotilla” in the English Dictionary


"flotilla" in English

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flotillanoun [ C ]

uk /fləˈtɪl.ə/ us /fləˈtɪl.ə/

Examples from literature

  • At one time quite a flotilla of boats lay around us, looking very pretty with all their flags flying. 
  • Here, a flotilla of canoes lay concealed where he had been hunting wild-fowl but a few hours before. 
  • In this engagement, the best schooner belonging to the American flotilla was burnt, and a gondola was sunk. 
  • One night we had lain with our flotilla on the Virginia coast. 
  • When the races were over, the yachts were towed back to the city by a large steamer, escorted by a whole flotilla of every kind of craft loaded with sightseers. 

(Definition of “flotilla” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flotilla" in American English

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flotillanoun [ C ]

us /floʊˈtɪl·ə/

(Definition of “flotilla” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)