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flotilla

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noun flo·til·la \flō-ˈti-lə\

Simple Definition of flotilla

  • : a group of small ships

Full Definition of flotilla

  1. 1 :  a fleet of ships or boats; especially :  a navy organizational unit consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships

  2. 2 :  an indefinite large number <a flotilla of changes>

Origin of flotilla

Spanish, diminutive of flota fleet, from Old French flote, from Old Norse floti; akin to Old English flota ship, fleet — more at float


First Known Use: 1711

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flotilla

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noun flo·til·la \flō-ˈti-lə\

Definition of flotilla

  1. :  a fleet of usually small ships




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