fleet fleet  /f ˈlit/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
  2. (n) group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
  3. (n) a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership
  4. (n) a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
  5. (v) move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  6. (v) disappear gradually
  7. (adj) moving very fast

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • As the Sixth Fleet moved in, a sweptwing, twin jet flew in from the Bulgarian coast, and came down low over the massed invasion fleet.

News

  1. After fleet, city will turn to the Fire Department for more savings

    Just starting their engines by Pam Zubeck Up to now, Mayor Steve Bach has laid off people here and there. But last week, he took out 59 employees, an entire department, by outsourcing the city's fleet maintenance.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Colorado Springs Independent

  2. World Air Fleet to Double in 20 Years, Boeing Says

    Global fleet of airplanes to double in 20 years, Boeing says in new forecast        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. GE Capital Fleet Services Expands Suite of Safety Products with Mobileye Agreement

    GE Capital Fleet Services today announced an agreement that will give GE’s truck fleet customers access to the Mobileye collision avoidance system. The only National Highway Traffi
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "This compromise will allow EPA to go ahead with a new clean air rule without sinking the Great Lakes fleet - and all the jobs it creates in the region," said Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: David Obey Source: ABC News

  2. "Any further changes to the program would only delay the progress that manufacturers have made toward increasing fleet-wide fuel economy," said Dave McCurdy, president and chief executive of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Dave McCurdy Source: Forbes

  3. "Our industry is challenged as never before by the unrelenting price of oil," said CEO Glenn Tilton in a prepared statement. "The elimination of our entire [Boeing 737] fleet and our alliance with Continental CAL are examples of the different...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Glenn Tilton Source: TheStreet.com

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