"platoons" in the noun sense
a military unit that is a subdivision of a company usually has a headquarters and two or more squads usually commanded by a lieutenant
a team of policemen working under the military platoon system
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"
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