Flotilla meaning

flō-tĭlə
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A naval unit consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships.
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(informal) A group of vehicles owned or operated as a unit.

A flotilla of limousines.

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A small fleet.
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A fleet of boats or small ships.
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(u.s. navy) A unit consisting of two or more squadrons of destroyers or smaller vessels.
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(nautical) A small fleet of warships (usually of the same class), or a fleet of small ships.
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Origin of flotilla

  • Spanish diminutive of flota fleet from Old French flote from Old Norse floti pleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish flotilla, diminutive of flota (“fleet”), from French flotte.

    From Wiktionary