a. A small fleet.
b. A fleet of small craft.
2. A naval unit consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships.
3. Informal A group of vehicles owned or operated as a unit: a flotilla of limousines.
[Spanish, diminutive of flota, fleet, from Old French flote, from Old Norse floti; see pleu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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