echelon[ esh-uh-lon ]SEE DEFINITION OF echelon
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ECHELON
Across the broad plain the whole of the brigade was in echelon.
I tried the echelon, the 'general advanced,' then the 'give away' and 'flank' movements.
All egress is stopped by the Allies' echelon formation, except by Aleppo.
The formation was in echelon by the right, with unequal intervals.
The advance was made by the two brigades in squares marching in echelon.
It is what is known as an "echelon" formation when applied to the manœuvres of soldiers.
Their left was arranged en potence, their right was drawn up in echelon.
We could negate the efforts of any echelon below the Eddorians themselves, it is true.
Virtually, this advance in echelon had turned into four columns.
Portions of his forces were arranged in echelon in some of his other battles.