close-order drill

noun
(military) military drill of troops in standard marching (shoulder-to-shoulder)
Hypernyms: ↑military drill

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/klohs"awr'deuhr/, Mil.
practice in formation marching and other movements, in the carrying of arms during formal marching, and in the formal handling of arms for ceremonies and guard.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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