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Echelon

Ech´e`lon   Pronunciation: ĕsh´e`lǒn
n.1.(Mil.) An arrangement of a body of troops when its divisions are drawn up in parallel lines each to the right or the left of the one in advance of it, like the steps of a ladder in position for climbing. Also used adjectively; as, echelon distance.
2.(Naval) An arrangement of a fleet in a wedge or V form.
Echelon lens
(Optics) a large lens constructed in several parts or layers, extending in a succession of annular rings beyond the central lens; - used in lighthouses.
v. t.1.(Mil.) To place in echelon; to station divisions of troops in echelon.
v. i.1.To take position in echelon.
Change direction to the left, echelon by battalion from the right.
- Upton (Tactics).
Noun1.echelon - a body of troops arranged in a line
2.echelon - a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset
battle array, caste, class, close formation, condition, deployment, disposition, file, footing, formation, formation flying, hierarchy, open order, order, order of battle, position, power structure, precedence, queue, rate, rating, row, sphere, stage, standing, station, status, string, tier
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