ADJ. great, huge, large a large fleet of gunboats | small | fishing, whaling | merchant, shipping | battle, invasion | enemy, foreign | submarine, tanker | car, vehicle the company car fleet
VERB + FLEET operate, own He operated a small fishing fleet. | command | mobilize, send (in) The fleet was mobilized and the country prepared for war. | disband, ground | defeat, destroy | join The ship sailed to join the fleet at Barbados. | maintain The fleet was is very expensive to maintain.
PREP. in a/the ~ There were over 500 ships in the enemy fleet. | ~ of a fleet of taxis