Origin of peloton
Examples from the Web for peloton
He never could get past a climb among the 50 to 80 best in the peloton.Lance Armstrong’s Shadow Looms Large Over 100th Edition of Tour de France|Tracy McNicoll|October 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He said riders have always considered Armstrong two years ahead of the peloton when it came to doping.Lance Armstrong’s Teammate Tells All: ‘The Secret Race’ By Tyler Hamilton|The Daily Beast|September 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The rattle of the peloton fire came irregularly from above, among the rocks of St. Andr.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
Whenever the peloton is ordered to assemble, the Sergeant passes through the rooms to see that the troopers are getting ready.
I gave twenty francs to the troopers of my peloton to drink my health, and I did not forget my friends Titi and Piatte.
By de Lanoy's advice I gave Titi five francs to buy a two-gallon jar of wine for the troopers belonging to my peloton.
Towards this the imperial staff rode forward, while the peloton in front wheeled about, and rode to the rear of our squadrons.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for peloton
Word Origin for peloton
Word Origin and History for peloton
1706, "small body of soldiers, platoon," from French peleton, derivative of pelote "ball, heap, platoon" (11c.); see platoon.