Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A procession or parade, especially of troops being reviewed.

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Examples

  • Cosima presided over a brownshirt march-past, giving the Nazi movement cultural legitimacy before her death in April 1930.

    Keeper Of the Shrine

  • The parade will conclude around mid-day with a march-past of the Regiments, and a roll-past of the vehicles as they move east along Wellington Street and continue past the National War Memorial and conclude at the Cartier Square Drill Hall for a post-parade reception.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The band of the Royal 22eme Regiment lead the march-past for the Governor General.

    The Royal Military College of St. John

  • His speech - which was delivered prior to an armed march-past reminiscent of the cold war - said Iran 'has to be equipped with the latest technologies, recognise the enemy and constantly be vigilant'.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Iran 'will cut off hands of aggressors'

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  • Mbeki, accompanied by his wife, Zanele, several ministers and about 30 South African businessmen, received a 21-gun salute and a military march-past after his arrival.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Majesty hopes, when the march-past is over, to receive a march-up of fair ladies.

    Springhaven

  • Major Tony Deane Drummond, from Stratford-upon-Avon, watched the march-past.

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • In unison the heads of the troops snapped in her direction, and for one astonishing minute she endured a march-past of the most comical and grotesque antics and expressions devisable by man.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • An Indian infantry regiment approached for the march-past.

    Burmese Days

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