- n. Plural form of platoon.
“This artful proceeding stimulates the interest of the passers-by to such poignancy that they succumb in platoons to the pangs of curiosity, and so crowd the little platform that we depart hastily ....”
“They run in platoons through Broad Town’s streets in fatigues, behind an instructor carrying a unit flag.”
“Chavez's plan to continue in office is part of his "Miranda Campaign" to go beyond the traditional party structure by forming local "platoons" of the "Miranda Campaign Command" across the country.”
“Against artillery fire, or long-range infantry fire, the formation recommended by the text-books is small shallow columns, each on a narrow front, such as platoons in fours or sections in file, arranged on an irregular front, so that the range from the enemy's guns to each is different.”
Lectures on Land Warfare; A tactical Manual for the Use of Infantry Officers An Examination of the Principles Which Underlie the Art of Warfare, with Illustrations of the Principles by Examples Taken from Military History, from the Battle of Thermopylae, B.C. 480, to the Battle of the Sambre, November 1-11, 1918
“Troops operating against such an enemy usually do so in small units, such as platoons, detachments, or companies, and the tactics employed must be adapted to meet the requirements of the situation.”
“This idea of "platoons" and "community levels" also, she adds, explains the business model of The Huffington Post with its legions of unpaid bloggers.”
“Clean-up and security "platoons" were established - the word "platoon" harking back to Constant's years serving in the US Army and Vietnam (he's a Haitian citizen who lived in the US for a number of years).”
“Haitians in makeshift camps organize 'platoons' to provide services”
“Traffic volumes on Fauntleroy Way can be heavy, with traffic leaving the ferry  tending to travel in unbroken "platoons" through the neighborhood (the lack of traffic signals allows the platoons to remain intact over a greater distance from the terminal than they might otherwise).”
“Lend federal money to rather than bail out states and cities that are now firing platoons of teachers, fire fighters, and other workers because state and local coffers are empty.”
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