A fleet is defined as a group of ships, vessels or vehicles that operate together or that are under the control of one person.(noun)
The definition of fleet is something that moves swiftly.(adjective)
An example of fleet is someone who can move quickly or is very nimble.
See fleet in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME flete < OE fleot < fleotan, to float: see fleet
Origin: ME fleten < OE fleotan, akin to Ger fliessen < IE *pleud- < base *pleu-, flow
Origin: ME flete < OE fleot, akin to Du vliet: base as in fleet
See fleet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English flete
Origin: , from Old English flēot
Origin: , from flēotan, to float; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
adjective fleet·er, fleet·est
Origin: Probably from Old Norse fljōtr
Origin: . V., from Middle English fleten, to drift, float
Origin: , from Old English flēotan; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
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