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- 1. platoon, army unit
- usage: a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant
- 2. platoon, police squad, squad
- usage: a team of policemen working under the military platoon system
- 3. platoon, social group
- usage: a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity; "platoons of tourists poured out of the busses"; "the defensive platoon of the football team"
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