Origin of flotilla
Examples from the Web for flotilla
The pendant light is a flotilla of hot air balloons hand blown in glass.
But I was oddly pleased when I heard that 500 people were treated for hypothermia after the flotilla.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will travel in the Royal Barge which will form the centrepiece of the flotilla.
The two countries are facing a major diplomatic rupture over a report on the Gaza flotilla raid, and neither side is backing down.
Flotilla organizers say someone sabotaged two of their ships currently docked in Greece.
The flotilla—mother-ship, tugs and all—was out to sea long before the dawn.World's War Events, Volume III|Various
When the flotilla was within pistol shot of the schooner Mr. Gibney stepped to the rail and motioned them back.Captain Scraggs|Peter B. Kyne
With the escape of the Red-river flotilla, the career of Admiral Porter on the rivers ended.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
So successful was he, indeed, that he added two more ships to his flotilla and sent them to Spain.South America|W. H. Koebel
Thus narrowly escaped the flotilla which carried "Cæsar and his fortune."The History of Napoleon Buonaparte|John Gibson Lockhart
British Dictionary definitions for flotilla
Word Origin for flotilla
Word Origin and History for flotilla
1711, "a small fleet," from Spanish flotilla, diminutive of flota "float," from flotar "to float," of Germanic origin (see float (v.)).