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

 

the peloton

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpelətɒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpelətɑːn//
 
[singular] (from French)
 
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the main group of riders in a bicycle race Word OriginFrench, literally ‘small ball’ (because of the concentrated grouping of the pack).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the peloton