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close-order drill


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

  • n. A military drill in marching, maneuvering, and formal handling of arms in which the participants perform at close intervals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (military) military drill of troops in standard marching (shoulder-to-shoulder)


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  • The Reverend Hodges had us on the high school football field each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from four to six and every Saturday morning from seven until ten, practicing close-order drill and applying field dressings to one another until our Troop resembled nothing so much as a band of mummies with swatches of khaki showing through our bandages.

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