Platoon Pla*toon", n. [F. peloton a ball of thread, a knot or group of men, a platoon, from pelote a ball formed of things wound round. See {Pellet}.] (Mil.) (a) Formerly, a body of men who fired together; also, a small square body of soldiers to strengthen the angles of a hollow square. (b) Now, in the United States service, half of a company. [1913 Webster]

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