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synonyms for platoon

  • batch
  • detachment
  • patrol
  • squad
  • squadron
  • army
  • array
  • battery
  • bunch
  • clump
  • cluster
  • company
  • lot
  • outfit
  • parcel
  • set
  • team
  • troop
  • unit

antonyms for platoon

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  • individual
  • one
  • whole
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How to use platoon in a sentence

A platoon of National Guard members stood beside him and snapped pictures as the sun set behind the Washington Monument.
THE FORTRESS AROUND DOWNTOWN D.C. IS BEING DISMANTLED. BUT HEIGHTENED SECURITY MAY REMAIN.EMILY DAVIES, MICHAEL BRICE-SADDLER, PETER HERMANNJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When the platoon leader was wounded by a buried bomb, Lorance was sent to lead the men, though he had no combat experience.
AN UNUSUAL MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN, AND THE TROOPS WHO SUFFERED TO CARRY IT OUTGREG JAFFEJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If they don’t and instead form a right-left platoon at first, both Kieboom and García could be in the majors next spring.
WHAT’S MISSING FROM THE NATIONALS’ ROSTER? HERE’S AN EARLY LOOK.JESSE DOUGHERTYNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
For the first application of my doctoral project on self-organizing systems, I thought, “Let’s try to have platoons of cars flock like birds.”
COMPLEXITY SCIENTIST BEATS TRAFFIC JAMS THROUGH ADAPTATIONRODRIGO PÉREZ ORTEGASEPTEMBER 28, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
There’s this feedback that promotes the formation of platoons, because it’s easier to coordinate 10 10-car platoons than 100 cars, each with its own trajectory.
COMPLEXITY SCIENTIST BEATS TRAFFIC JAMS THROUGH ADAPTATIONRODRIGO PÉREZ ORTEGASEPTEMBER 28, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
A frenzied bustle ensued as Wilkins directed a platoon of awed techs through the process of bringing the mountain to Mohammed.
THE ENVOY, HERHORACE BROWN FYFE
The bugler was ordered to blow the Assembly, and the whole platoon gathered in front of the mansion, which faced the east.
A LIEUTENANT AT EIGHTEENOLIVER OPTIC
In another moment the men of the leading platoon had also fallen into the route step.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
"Ranking sergeants of each platoon report here," called Captain Foster quietly, as he halted.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
The remaining troops stayed behind as best they could, a few thousand here, a platoon there.
SECOND VARIETYPHILIP KINDRED DICK
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WORDS RELATED TO PLATOON

  • armed forces
  • artillery
  • battalions
  • batteries
  • brigades
  • cavalry
  • columns
  • commands
  • companies
  • corps
  • details
  • divisions
  • flights
  • formations
  • infantry
  • legions
  • outfits
  • patrol units
  • platoons
  • regiments
  • soldieries
  • soldiers
  • squads
  • troops
  • wings
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