Meaning of “platoon” in the English Dictionary

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"platoon" in British English

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platoonnoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /pləˈtuːn/ us /pləˈtuːn/

a small group of about ten or twelve soldiers, with a lieutenant in charge of it

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

"platoon" in American English

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platoonnoun [ C ]

us /pləˈtun/

a military unit consisting of a group of about 20 soldiers who are all members of a company

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