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  • n. a step in marching, by which a soldier, while advancing, gradually takes ground to the right or left at an angle of about 25 degrees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a step in marching, by which the soldier, while advancing, gradually takes ground to the right or left at an angle of about 25°. It is not now practiced.

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