- nouna military formation for skirmishing; as widely separated as the tactical situation permits• Hypernyms: ↑military formation
* * *noun: an arrangement of troops for skirmishing not in exact formation or at fixed intervals but usually as widely separated as the tactical situation and the terrain permit — distinguished from close order
* * *1. an irregular formation of troops to suit the tactical requirements and the terrain.2. See open order.
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