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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flotilla  \Flo*til"la\,  n.  [Sp.  flotilla,  dim.  of  flota  fleet; 
  akin  to  F.  flotte,  It  flotta,  and  F.  flot  wave,  fr  L. 
  fluctus  but  prob.  influenced  by  words  akin  to  E.  float.  See 
  {Fluctuate},  and  cf  {Float},  n.] 
  A  little  fleet,  or  a  fleet  of  small  vessels. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flotilla 
  n  1:  a  United  States  Navy  fleet  consisting  of  two  or  more 
  squadrons  of  small  warships 
  2:  a  fleet  of  small  craft 




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