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pla·toon / pləˈtoōn/ • n. a subdivision of a company of soldiers, usually forming a tactical unit that is commanded by a lieutenant and divided into several sections. ∎  a group of people acting together: platoons of sharp lawyers. ∎  (in baseball and other sports) a pairing of two or more teammates who play the same position at different times: in 1982 the Orioles employed a productive left-field platoon of Lowenstein, Ayala, and Roenicke. • v. [tr.] (in baseball and other sports) have (an athlete) play in rotation with one or more teammates at the same position: he was underrated because of Stengel’s platooning him with Woodling. ∎  [intr.] play a sport in this way: Polonia mostly platooned in his three years with the A's.

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Platoon

Platoon

a squad; a company or set of people, 1711; a small body of soldiers; a burst of gunfire or the like.

Examples : platoon of arguments, 1775; of gunfire (a volley), 1747; of musketeers, 1637; of people, 1841; of troops, 1727.

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platoon XVII. — F. peloton little ball, group of people, dim. of pelote PELLET; see -OON.

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