Part of speech: noun

A fleet of small vessels; a small fleet.

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Usage examples "flotilla":

  1. The Athabasca Transport of which we form joyous part makes a formidable flotilla: seven specially- built scows or " sturgeon- heads." - "The New North", Agnes Deans Cameron.
  2. The boat which was to convey him over to it lay ready in the little flotilla, where a magnificently equipped galley had just been moored to the shore, undoubtedly the one that had brought the guests from Pelusium hither. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. The operation did not take long, and once more the flotilla advanced, the tide carrying them rapidly up the river. - "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.