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Extended order   /ɪkstˈɛndəd ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Extended order

A military formation for skirmishing; as widely separated as the tactical situation permits.

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"Extended order" Quotes from Famous Books

... their basket-sticks and single-sticks. Then he proposed a drill, and they all fell in and went through their exercises with as much precision as if Sergeant Dibble himself had been present. They marched and wheeled, and formed in close order and extended order, and various other simple manoeuvres, in very good style. While they were thus engaged, Eden rushed into the room, exclaiming, "Blackall has caught Bouldon, and is half-killing him; he says that he will teach him to disobey his orders. Haste—haste, or I really believe he will do him an injury. ...
— Ernest Bracebridge - School Days • William H. G. Kingston

... tho this was our first time "over" everybody was laughing and eager to get at it. There was that grand old colonel of ours with a foot rule held in one hand and a map in the other. We were all lined up in extended order about 1-1/2 miles from our objective and we had to advance over ground that had been ploughed up pretty badly by our own artillery that morning. Shortly, our colonel gave the order to advance. Almost at the same time our artillery opened ...
— Over the top with the 25th - Chronicle of events at Vimy Ridge and Courcellette • R. Lewis

Words linked to "Extended order" :   armed forces, military formation, military, armed services, war machine, military machine

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