[ floh-til-uh ]
/ floʊˈtɪl ə /


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.

Origin of flotilla

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

/ (fləˈtɪlə) /


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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