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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pla·toon /pləˈtun, plæ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pla·toon n.  Mil. (a) Formerly, a body of men who fired together; also, a small square body of soldiers to strengthen the angles of a hollow square. (b) Now, in the United States service, half of a company.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually
           has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually
           commanded by a lieutenant
      2: a team of policemen working under the military platoon
      3: a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity;
         "platoons of tourists poured out of the busses"; "the
         defensive platoon of the football team"