an organized group of starships, esp. one under military control; a division of a military responsible for interstellar activities
The luckiest man in the star fleet, the Master had been head tester for the new rocket models until the O.M. decided he needed a rest and sent him to Venus.
It contains…complete information on nearly all personnel in the Starfleet.
A Starfleet ship’s commander bootlicking two humanoids.
She wipes her nose with a regulation starfleet nose-kerchief and prepares to leap from the skimmer.
These aren’t members of Starfleet. They're civilian employees.
Torres recognized her own about-face. ‘Believe me, Captain, after this experience, Starfleet looks almost good to me.’
Control had once been the central operations focus for the starfleets of the Rebuilt Hegemony, and had hummed with activity.
It may be ICOPOSI will whip up its own starfleet.
His father’s leave from Starfleet had been canceled.
The intergalactic starfleet comprises a body of integrated Souls of multisystem origin.
By now the data been transmitted to Elgar’s superiors at Galapharma—and to the Haluk Starfleet.
Lester del Rey, "The Luck of Ignatz"
Not yet in the OED
Vaughn Shultz confirms Aug. 1939 Astounding Science-Fiction UK ed. Corresponding citation in US ed. is 10/2. Earliest cite in Brave new words: 1968
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