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flotilla

[ floh-til-uh ]
/ floʊˈtɪl ə /
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noun

a group of small naval vessels, especially a naval unit containing two or more squadrons.
a group moving together: The governor was followed by a whole flotilla of reporters.

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Origin of flotilla

1705–15; <Spanish, diminutive of flota fleet <French flotte<Old English flota
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British Dictionary definitions for flotilla

flotilla
/ (fləˈtɪlə) /

noun

a small fleet or a fleet of small vessels

Word Origin for flotilla

C18: from Spanish flota fleet, from French flotte, ultimately from Old Norse floti
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