Formerly, a body of men who fired together; also, a small square body of soldiers to strengthen the angles of a hollow square.
A body of infantry, usually about 30 men, normally commanded by a subaltern. There are three or four platoons to each infantry company.
a unit of soldiers, normally consisting of 50 men.
Battalions had four Platoons per Company. Platoons normally consisted of 30 soldiers under the command of a Lieutenant.
a component element of a company consisting of three squads; commanded by a lieutenant.
A tactical military unit typically consisting of 20 to 30 men, commanded by a Leftenant of a Platoon Sergeant. Usually subdivided into 7 man Squads.
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 soldiers
a group of squads
a unit of thirty to forty soldiers typically commanded by a lieutenant assisted by a non-commissioned officer
a subdivision of a company of troops consisting of two or more squads or sections and usually commanded by a lieutenant.
A military organization unit within an infantry company commanded by a Captain or Lieutenant with a strength of 20 to 70 men.
a subdivision of a company-sized military unit, normally consisting of two or more squads or sections
military unit of 32 men
Part of a company. During WW1, there were four platoons in a company, each with 30 to 50 soldiers led by a Lieutenant or a Second Lieutenant.