from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small fleet.
- n. A fleet of small craft.
- n. A U.S. Navy organizational unit of two or more squadrons of small warships.
- n. A similar unit in the navy of another country.
- n. Informal A group of vehicles owned or operated as a unit: "Now [the limousine service] has a flotilla of about 150 cars, more than 200 uniformed chauffeurs” ( People).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small fleet of warships (usually of the same class), or a fleet of small ships.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little fleet, or a fleet of small vessels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little fleet; a fleet of small vessels.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fleet of small craft
- n. a United States Navy fleet consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships
Spanish, diminutive of flota, fleet, from Old French flote, from Old Norse floti; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish flotilla, diminutive of flota ("fleet"), from French flotte. (Wiktionary)