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Extended order   /ɪkstˈɛndəd ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Extended order

noun
1.
A military formation for skirmishing; as widely separated as the tactical situation permits.






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"Extended order" Quotes from Famous Books



... such. This order has two purposes, one for parade and review, the other for quickest marching to any given place. But for fighting, which after all is our real purpose, the close order must be discarded in favor of extended order, which you will understand better if I call it skirmish line formation. Here front and rear rank form in one long line, in order not to do damage ...
— At Plattsburg • Allen French



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



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