flotilla

If you see a boy launch a flotilla of handmade sailboats on the far side of a pond, chances are his fleet of ships won't make it to your side of the pond.

Flotilla is from the Spanish word flota, which means fleet. The word looks like the Spanish word tortilla but is not pronounced at all the same way, even though they are both from the same language. Flotilla is pronounced like the word "float" and the "-ill" part of the word "hill," then with "uh" on the end of the word.

Definitions of flotilla
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n a fleet of small craft

Type of:
fleet
a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

n a United States Navy fleet consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships

Type of:
fleet
a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

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