Fleet, known in the United States as Fleet II, was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare who won the classic 1000 Guineas in 1967. In a racing career lasting from June 1966 until July 1967, the filly contested nine races and won five times. As a two-year-old in 1966, Fleet won two of her three races including the Cheveley Park Stakes and was the highest rated filly of her age in Britain. In the following year she won three races over a distance of one mile including the 1000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes. When tried over longer distances she finished fourth in the Epsom Oaks and Eclipse Stakes. She was retired to ...

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  1. A group of vessels or vehicles.
  2. A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
  3. Any command of vessels exceeding a squadron in size, or a rear-admiral's command, composed of five sail-of-the-line, with any number of smaller vessels.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A flood; a creek or inlet, a bay or estuary, a river subject to the tide.
  2. A location, as on a navigable river, where barges are secured.


  1. To float.
    1 "Our sever'd navy too,
    Have knit again, and fleet, threat'ning most sea-like."
    -- Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra
  2. To pass over rapidly; to skim the surface of
    a ship that fleets the gulf
  3. To hasten over; to cause to pass away lightly, or in mirth and joy
    And so through this dark world they fleet / Divided, till in death they meet; -- Percy Shelley, Rosalind and Helen.
  4. To move up a rope, so as to haul to more advantage; especially to draw apart the blocks of a tackle.
  5. To shift the position of dead-eyes when the shrouds are become too long.
  6. To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
  7. To take the cream from; to skim.


  1. Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble; fast.
  2. Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.

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