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Definition 1: a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant - [noun denoting group]

(platoon is a kind of ...) a military unit that is part of an army

(... is a member of platoon) small military unit; usually two or three platoons

(platoon belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: a team of policemen working under the military platoon system - [noun denoting group]

(platoon is a kind of ...) a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime

(platoon is a part of ...) a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon

Definition 3: a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity - [noun denoting group]

Samples where platoon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • platoons of tourists poured out of the busses
  • the defensive platoon of the football team

(platoon is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

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