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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. single file; arrangement of persons in a row following one after another, the usual way among Indians of traversing woods, especially when on the war path.
  • n. a line of people marching one behind another; a single row. Also used adverbially; as, to march Indian file.

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  • n. a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other

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  • On March 10 was the Tibetan Uprising Day. We walked in Indian file from Cadman plaza to Chinese Consulate, 42 St Times Square.

    March 24, 2013