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Definition of fleet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a group of military ships commanded by the same person a fleet of destroyers Admiral Chester Nimitz commanded the U.S. Pacific fleet in World War II.
  2. 2[countable] a group of ships fishing together a fishing/whaling fleet
  3. 3the fleet [singular] all the military ships of a particular country a reduction in the size of the American fleet
  4. 4[countable] fleet (of something) a group of planes, buses, taxis, etc. traveling together or owned by the same organization the company's new fleet of vans
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