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Open order   /ˈoʊpən ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Open order

A military formation leaving enough space between ranks to allow an inspecting officer to pass.

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"Open order" Quotes from Famous Books

... ground being armed with a sharp tip of iron. When the archers had taken up their positions these stakes were driven obliquely into the ground, each being firmly thrust in with the strength of two or three men. As the archers stood many lines deep, placed in open order and so that each could shoot between the heads of the men in front of him, there were sufficient stakes in front of the line to form a thick and almost impassable chevaux-de-frise. The baggage and horses were sent to the rear, near the village of Maisoncelles, under a guard of archers ...
— At Agincourt • G. A. Henty

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

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