Peloton



[pel-uh-ton, pel-uh-ton; French plaw-tawn] /ˈpɛl əˌtɒn, ˌpɛl əˈtɒn; French plɔˈtɔ̃/

noun
1.
an ornamental glass made in Bohemia in the late 19th century, usually having a striated overlay of glass filaments in a different color.
/ˈpɛləˌtɒn/
noun
1.
(cycle racing) the main field of riders in a road race
noun

a small military group; platoon
Word Origin

French ‘small pellet’
n.

1706, “small body of soldiers, platoon,” from French peleton, derivative of pelote “ball, heap, platoon” (11c.); see platoon.

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