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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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platoonpla‧toon /pləˈtuːn/ noun [countable]  PMAa small group of soldiers which is part of a company and is led by a lieutenant
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platoonTo the left Charlie could see another platoon ahead of him.In the entrenched warfare of those times, the shadow of the future for each platoon was long.The General looks on as a cadet is singled out to deliver his orders to others from his platoon.I caught a supply chopper out to my platoon, which was already in the field.While we were waiting, my platoon leader ordered my track to mount a little patrol.In one episode, the platoon gathered in the Mainwarings' drawing room for a buffet.While carrying the M-1 in the platoon his rifle never fell to the ground.We had a whole platoon used to operate fog machines around airfields overseas.
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