English[edit]

The peloton firstly of a cycle race.

Etymology[edit]

From French peloton (pellet, platoon). Doublet of platoon.

Noun[edit]

peloton (plural pelotons)

  1. (navy) A platoon.
    • 1840, Colonel R. W. H. Howard Vyse, Some Account of the Composition and Drive of the Egyptian Military, in The United Service Journal and Naval and Navy Journal, 1840, Half III, The United Service Journal, web page 307,
      A regiment of cavalry consists of six squadrons, every squadron of 4 pelotons, every peloton of two corporations, every firm of two escouardes, and every escouarde of two males.
    • 1864, Richard Francis Burton, Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome, Chapter III,
      Then the chief of every peloton got here ahead, snapped fingers with us as we sat on our chairs below the tree, our guards ranged on the suitable, a mob of gazers ladies scratching and boys pulling on the left, and an open house in entrance.
    • 2002, Hannes Heer, Heer Naumann, Klaus Naumann, Conflict of Extermination: The German Navy in World Conflict II, web page 232,
      In Bauske, on 2 July, the native commandant had twenty hostages publicly shot on the Memel bridge by a peloton equipped by the native headquarters, allegedly in “reprisal” for the German troopers who had fallen within the battles for the city.
  2. (biking) The primary group of riders shaped throughout a biking highway race.
    • 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Limitless, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks can not power Bradley Wiggins off observe
      The summit of the climb got here 38km from the top of stage 14, which started in Limoux and led to Foix within the foothills of the Pyrenees, and the incident occurred because the peloton emerged into the sunshine and handed below the banner on the high, 1 / 4 of an hour behind a five-man breakaway.

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peloton m

  1. peloton

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peloton n (plural pelotons, diminutive pelotonnetje n)

  1. platoon
  2. (biking) peloton

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peloton

  1. accusative singular future nominal passive participle of peli

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pelko +‎ -ton

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peloton (comparative pelottomampi, superlative pelottomin)

  1. fearless, daring

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Etymology[edit]

From pelote +‎ -on.

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peloton m (plural pelotons)

  1. small ball (of thread and so on.)
  2. (navy) platoon
  3. pack, bunch (of cyclists and so on.)

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