Starship Troopers, based on the novel by Robert A. Heinlein, was about a platoon of soldiers at war with futuristic insect aliens.
The soldiers in 2nd platoon, Blackfoot Company discovered his rifle, helmet, body armor and web gear in a neat stack.
But the undoubted apogee of the festival was the young Pakistani platoon.
Only once before have the Spirits voters picked the same film as the Academy: platoon in 1987.
I will never forget his scent, or the scent of the other policemen behind him, or of the platoon of soldiers behind them.
At twelve-ten plus forty-five seconds, he and his platoon were to "go over the top" and plunge into the inferno of No Man's Land.
They were suspended by cords from a gibbet, to be fired at by a platoon of soldiers.
Besides this, between twelve-thirty and lunch there would be section and platoon drill every day.
We now take one platoon and the remainder of the company looks on.
Neither of them had ever served except as the officer of a platoon.
1630s, from French peloton "platoon, group of people," from Middle French peloton (15c.), literally "little ball," hence, "agglomeration," diminutive of Old French pelote "ball" (see pellet).
in baseball, "to alternate (a player) with another in the same position," 1967, from platoon (n.), which had been used in team sports since 1941.