ETYM French peloton a ball of thread, a knot or group of men, a platoon, from pelote a ball formed of things wound round. Related to Pellet.
1. A group of persons who are engaged in a common activity.
2. A military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant.
3. A team of policemen working under the military platoon system.
In the army, the smallest infantry subunit. It contains 30–40 soldiers and is commanded by a lieutenant or second lieutenant. There are three or four platoons in a company.
1. To play (one player) alternately with another player in the same position (as on a baseball team)
2. To alternate with another player at the same position
3. To use alternate players at the same position