Definition of 'platoon'
Example sentences containing 'platoon'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They want them with the platoon sergeant in a known location ready to treat the casualties. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was on the point of being promoted to platoon sergeant. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Now there is one per platoon. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He's a bank manager and platoon commander. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Ministry is like war, and ministers like platoon leaders. Christianity Today (2000)Fact-based drama involving a platoon of soldiers in Vietnam. The Sun (2010)He deployed his command in local platoon and company bases spread throughout the country's key urban areas. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A very alarmed platoon sergeant crept across to tell us the unexpected little risk we had been running. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Upset by his treatment, he claimed that he followed army procedure and reported the incident to his platoon sergeant. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is one of a platoon of French intellectuals praising the game as a noble art compared with the selfish showmanship of football. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The leader of the platoon I joined lost a leg. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The platoon leader 's efforts to prove his men's worth go badly wrong. The Sun (2016)Hence, a small body of soldiers: a platoon. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A platoon, a company perhaps? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Within a few minutes the Americans had lost one of their two platoon commanders, injured by a roadside bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2010)England have just lost a small platoon of top men; Ireland conversely have a few leading lights soon to return. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You're a platoon commander '. The Sun (2008)This controversial drama follows a platoon of US soldiers on their first tour of combat in Iraq. The Sun (2006)A ragged platoon of Japanese soldiers is stranded on a Pacific island. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet he is anything but a bloodless administrator, for he stands ready to take over if the platoon commander is sick, wounded or on leave. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)
Trends of 'platoon'
Used Occasionally. platoon is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'platoon'
British English: platoon NOUN
A platoon is a small group of soldiers, usually one which is commanded by a lieutenant.
Definition of platoon from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.