Flotilla



[floh-til-uh] /floʊˈtɪl ə/

noun
1.
a group of small naval vessels, especially a naval unit containing two or more squadrons.
2.
a group moving together:
The governor was followed by a whole flotilla of reporters.
/fləˈtɪlə/
noun
1.
a small fleet or a fleet of small vessels
n.

1711, “a small fleet,” from Spanish flotilla, diminutive of flota “float,” from flotar “to float,” of Germanic origin (see float (v.)).

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