What does the word flotilla mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by W.H.G. Kingston