Flotilla vs Armada - What's the difference?

flotilla | armada |


As nouns the difference between flotilla and armada

is that flotilla is (nautical) a small fleet of warships (usually of the same class), or a fleet of small ships while armada is a fleet of warships, especially with reference to the spanish armada.

flotilla

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) A small fleet of warships (usually of the same class), or a fleet of small ships.
  • * 1919, (Ronald Firbank), (Valmouth) , Duckworth, hardback edition, page 102:
  • Toward the horizon a flotilla of fishing-boats showed immutable, pink-lacquered by the evening sun.

    armada

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fleet of warships, especially with reference to the Spanish Armada.
  • Any large army or fleet of military vessels.
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