Definition of flotilla noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fləˈtɪlə//
; NAmE NAmE//floʊˈtɪlə//
Types of boats and ships
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a group of boats or small ships sailing together See related entries: Types of boats and ships Word Originearly 18th cent.: from Spanish, diminutive of flota ‘fleet’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flotilla