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Platoon meaning

platoon - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Formerly, a body of men who fired together; also, a small square body of soldiers to strengthen the angles of a hollow square.
  2. 2. Now, in the United States service, half of a company.
  3. 3. Part of a company of soldiers.

platoon - examples of usage

  1. As he had striven for his class of boys, so now was he striving for his platoon of men. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. In the reconstruction of the regiment chance willed that the three of them found themselves in the same platoon of A Company. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. At drill things were easier than on Salisbury Plain, his actions being veiled in the obscurity of squad or platoon or company. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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