1 (Military) a subunit of a company usually comprising three sections of ten to twelve men: commanded by a lieutenant
2 a group or unit of people, esp. one sharing a common activity, characteristic, etc.
(C17: from French peloton little ball, group of men, from pelote ball; see pellet)
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company, group, outfit (informal) patrol, squad, squadron, team
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