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noun [countable]     fleet pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a group of vehicles, planes, boats, or trains, especially when they are owned by one organization or person

    the company’s fleet of vehicles

    Survivors were taken to hospital in a fleet of ambulances.

  2. 2




    a group of ships, or all the ships in a nation’s navy

    the French/US/Greek fleet

  3. 3
    all the boats used for fishing from one port, area, or country, or for a particular type of fish

    the whaling fleet

    Spain has Europe’s largest fishing fleet.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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