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Definition of Platoon

Platoon
Platoon Pla*toon", n. [F. peloton a ball of thread, a knot or group of men, a platoon, from pelote a ball formed of things wound round. See Pellet.] (Mil.) (a) Formerly, a body of men who fired together; also, a small square body of soldiers to strengthen the angles of a hollow square. (b) Now, in the United States service, half of a company.

Meaning of Platoon from wikipedia

- A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two or more squads, sections, or patrols. Platoon organization varies depending on the country and the...
- Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone, starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Keith David, Kevin Dillon...
- A platoon leader (NATO) or platoon commander (more common in Commonwealth militaries and the US Marine Corps) is the officer in charge of a platoon. This...
- A platoon is a military unit of around 15 to 30 soldiers. Platoon may also refer to: Platoon (automobile), a system for reducing traffic congestion Platoon...
- STA platoons are the "Surveillance and Target Acquisition" platoons of the United States Marine Corps. They are ****igned to the Headquarters and Service...
- In many militaries, a platoon sergeant is the senior enlisted member of a platoon, who advises and supports the platoon's commanding officer in leading...
- A platoon guide is a position, but not a rank, in the United States Army and Marine Corps. The guide sets the direction and cadence of the march. In an...
- The Pathfinder Platoon is a pathfinder unit of the British Army, and an integral part of 16 Air ****ault Brigade. The Pathfinder Platoon acts as the brigade's...
- A Ghatak Platoon, or Ghatak Commandos, is a special operations capable reconnaissance platoon that is present in every infantry battalion in the Indian...
- A platoon system in basketball, baseball, or football is a method for substituting players in groups (platoons), to keep complementary players together...