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fleet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
fleetfleet1 /fliːt/ ●●○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 TTWa group of ships, or all the ships in a navy πŸ”Š the US seventh fleet2 GROUP OF THINGSa group of vehicles that are controlled by one companyfleet of πŸ”Š a fleet of taxis
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fleetβ€’ A year's preparation may have gone into the assembling of a fleet of warships and transport vessels.β€’ A fleet of more than 20 ambulances took the victims - believed to include several children - to hospital.β€’ Since then his fleet has swelled from 28 to 125, advertising products as disparate as detergent, pharmaceuticals and fans.β€’ We have the largest fleet of trucks in the state.β€’ The defect is said to be the first of its kind in Britain's fleet of nuclear-powered submarines.β€’ There are unconfirmed reports that the seventh fleet is moving into the area.β€’ The almighty dollar can rejuvenate the fleet of just about any airline.β€’ The ban was imposed on the grounds that dolphins were being killed by the tuna fleet.β€’ Transport workers are employed in all sectors of the economy, for example in manufacturing firms who operate vehicle fleets.
fleetfleet2 adjective literary πŸ”Š πŸ”Š FAST/QUICKfast or quick πŸ”Š Atalanta was fleet of foot (=able to run quickly).
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fleetβ€’ On, O joyful, be fleet.fleet of footβ€’ Atalanta was good with a bow and fleet of foot.β€’ Under those conditions a miner would have to be quite fleet of foot!β€’ Forest boy, quick of rye, fleet of foot, but pale and spindly and pensive.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfleetfleet /fliːt/ noun [countable]1TRANSPORTa group of cars, buses, trucks, planes, or ships owned or controlled by one companya distributor with a fleet of 55 trucksthe airline’s new fleet of Boeing 777 aircraftfleet car insurance2TRANSPORTa group of ships or boats sailing togethera fleet of fishing vessels
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