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Oxford dictionary definition of the word platoon:
a subdivision of a company of soldiers, usually forming a tactical unit that is commanded by a subaltern or lieutenant and divided into three sections:
the platoon commander
a group of people acting together:
platoons of sharp lawyers
[as modifier] (in South Africa) denoting a school or schooling system in which two separate sets of teachers and pupils use the same buildings, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
[as modifier] Baseball engaged in platooning:
a platoon player
1 [with object] (in South Africa) apply the platoon system to (a school):
it has been found necessary to platoon 14 schools
2 [with object] Baseball use the strategy of alternating (a pair of players or one player with another) in a specified field position in successive games:
at catcher we platooned Petralli and Stanley
mid 17th century: from French peloton ‘platoon’, literally ‘small ball’, diminutive of pelote