Definition of Flotilla

1. Noun. A United States Navy fleet consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships.

Generic synonyms: Fleet



2. Noun. A fleet of small craft.
Generic synonyms: Fleet

Definition of Flotilla

1. n. A little fleet, or a fleet of small vessels.

Definition of Flotilla

1. Noun. (nautical) A small fleet of warships (usually of the same class), or a fleet of small ships. ¹

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Definition of Flotilla

1. a fleet of ships [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flotilla

flotation
flotation constant
flotation cost
flotation device
flotation method
flotational
flotations
flote
flotel
flotels
floterial
flotery
flotes
flother
flothers
flotilla (current term)
flotillas
flotillin
flotsam
flotsam and jetsam
flotsams
flotson
flotsons
flotten
floud
flounce
flounced
flounces
flouncier
flounciest

Literary usage of Flotilla

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"As its construction proceeded, the flotilla proved more and more untrustworthy and expensive. In November, 1803, Bonaparte went in person to Boulogne and ..."

2. History of the Late War Between the United States and Great Britain by Henry Marie Brackenridge (1844)
"A flotilla, for the defence of the inlets and smaller rivers of the bay, con- sisting of a cutter, two gun-boats, and nine barges, was placed under the ..."

3. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"The Allied A few hours only had passed after the opening entering of the Straits, when a joint flotilla of French and Admirals Jr of Azof. ..."

4. The Dover Patrol 1915-1917 by Reginald Bacon (1919)
"THE DOVER PATROL CHAPTER XH THE INCOMPARABLE SIXTH flotilla Service for "hostilities only"—The exacting routine of the destroyers—Too few boats—Enemy's ..."

5. Life of Andrew Hull Foote: Rear-admiral United States Navy by James Mason Hoppin (1874)
"—THE WESTERN flotilla. THE official account of Captain Foote's appointment to the command of naval operations on the Western waters is thus briefly given in ..."

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