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Origin of fleet1
Words nearby fleet
Definition for fleet (2 of 3)
adjective, fleet·er, fleet·est.
verb (used without object)
- to glide along like a stream.
- to fade; vanish.
verb (used with object)
- to move or change the position of.
- to separate the blocks of (a tackle).
- to lay (a rope) along a deck.
Origin of fleet2
OTHER WORDS FROM fleetfleetly, adverbfleetness, noun
Definition for fleet (3 of 3)
noun British Dialect.
Origin of fleet3
Example sentences from the Web for fleet
The player starts out with a fleet of three or four ships (depending on the machine), which he operates one at a time.
The company also converts the gas into a liquid fuel that can run vehicles in its fleet.
Waste Management, the large disposal company, has turned its landfills into a fleet of power producers.
In 2015, Monster Jam will have a fleet of eight female drivers.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Russia is also working on new a fleet of ballistic missile submarines, attack submarines to operate under the ice caps.
A French fleet arrived in May, with provisions, clothing, and ammunition.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800|Mary Frances Cusack
MacRae beat him two hours to the trolling fleet at Squitty, a fleet that was growing in numbers.Poor Man's Rock|Bertrand W. Sinclair
These fortifications were hardly commenced when another Dutch fleet appeared before the town.Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2|Brantz Mayer
According to English sources Olaf was lying with his fleet off Southampton during the winter of 994-995.
Rugged mountains form the background of the valley to the east, down from which comes murmuring the fleet but shallow Teivi.The Welsh and Their Literature|George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for fleet (1 of 4)
Word Origin for fleet
British Dictionary definitions for fleet (2 of 4)
- to change the position of (a hawser)
- to pass (a messenger or lead) to a hawser from a winch for hauling in
- to spread apart (the blocks of a tackle)