platoon
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /pləˈtuːn/
Noun

platoon (plural platoons)

  1. (military) A unit of thirty to forty soldiers typically commanded by a lieutenant and forming part of a company.
  2. A group of self-driving vehicles travelling in a close convoy and communicating electronically with each other.
Translations Verb

platoon (platoons, present participle platooning; past and past participle platooned)

  1. (baseball) To alternate starts with a teammate of opposite handedness, depending on the handedness of the opposing pitcher
    Taylor has been hitting poorly against left-handers, and Morgan has been hitting poorly against right-handers, so they will platoon.
  2. Of self-driving vehicles: to travel in a close convoy, each vehicle communicating electronically with the others.



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