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Definition for fleet (2 of 3)
adjective, fleet·er, fleet·est.
verb (used without object)
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
There’s also an embedded modem paired with Ford Telematics or Ford Data Services that can help improve fleet operations.Ford unveils the 2022 E-Transit, its $45,000 electric workhorse|Kirsten Korosec|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
The discount carrier, which was struggling even before the pandemic, was forced to ground virtually its entire fleet as well as furlough or outright eliminate 8,000 employees, representing 80% of its workforce.‘A slap in the face’: Norwegian Air plunges after Oslo says no to more funding relief|Bernhard Warner|November 9, 2020|Fortune
China was the first place to ground the plane, and also has the world’s biggest 737 Max fleet.
As for the $1 billion Athleta brand, executives said it could double in three years and widely build on its 200-store fleet.Gap and Banana Republic are leaving malls in a big way|Phil Wahba|October 22, 2020|Fortune
Supported in part by NASA contracts and expertise, SpaceX has emerged as space powerhouse with a growing fleet of rockets capable of placing satellites into orbit and hurling cars toward Mars.The military wants one-hour global delivery. SpaceX thinks it can pull it off.|Charlie Wood|October 16, 2020|Popular Science
He espied the deep tracks of the elk and fleetly followed him.Zui Fetiches|Frank Hamilton Cushing
The party of Indians dragging her fleetly over the smooth prairie met her chilled view.Wild Western Scenes|John Beauchamp Jones
The attack seemed to be directed entirely against the east side, and to that quarter the two of us ran fleetly.The Cryptogram|William Murray Graydon
Harriet drew her veil closely over her face, and almost as fleetly sought her father's dwelling.The Cavaliers of Virginia|William A. Caruthers
Thus he spoke; but they, dreading the exhortation of their master, ran more fleetly, and became very near the others.
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)