- a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity
"platoons of tourists poured out of the busses"
"the defensive platoon of the football team"
- a team of policemen working under the military platoon system
- In particular, the objective of the EU military mission shall be to contribute to a comprehensive and sustainable perspective for the development of the Somali security sector by strengthening the Somali security forces through the provision of specific military training, and support to the training provided by Uganda, of 2000 Somali recruits up to and including platoon level, including appropriate modular and specialised training for officers and non-commissioned officers.