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"platoon" in British English

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platoonnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us   /pləˈtuːn/
a ​smallgroup 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)

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platoonnoun [C]

 us   /pləˈtun/
a ​militaryunit 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)
Translations of “platoon”
in Spanish pelotón…
in Vietnamese trung đội…
in Malaysian platun…
in Thai กอง (ทหาร)…
in French section…
in German der Zug…
in Chinese (Simplified) (军队的)排…
in Turkish takım, müfreze…
in Russian взвод…
in Indonesian peleton…
in Chinese (Traditional) (軍隊的)排…
in Polish pluton…
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