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platoon

pla·toon

platoon

 
pronunciation:
pl tun
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a military unit of two or more squads or sections, usu. commanded by a lieutenant and having its own headquarters.
definition 2: a group of persons trained and employed as a unit; squad.
a police platoonthe football team's defense platoon
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: platooned, platooning, platoons
definition 1: to form or operate as a platoon.
definition 2: in sports, to use (a player or players) alternately with other players for a particular position.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: in sports, to use alternate players in a particular position.
definition 2: in sports, to alternate with another player in a particular position.
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