close order
noun Date: circa 1797 an arrangement of troops in a typical marching formation

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  • Close order — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • close order — [klōs] n. an arrangement of troops in compact units at close intervals and distances, as for marching * * * …   Universalium

  • close order — [klōs] n. an arrangement of troops in compact units at close intervals and distances, as for marching …   English World dictionary

  • close order — noun a military formation for drill or marching • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑military formation * * * “ …   Useful english dictionary

  • close-order — /ˈkloʊs ɔdə/ (say klohs awduh) adjective (of military drill) carried out with two paces between ranks, as in ceremonial duties …   Australian English dictionary

  • Close order formation — Close order formation: The Stele of Vultures represents a Sumerian phalanx of spearmen with large shields. (ca.2450 BC) A close order formation is a military tactical formation wherein soldiers are close together and regularly arranged for the… …   Wikipedia

  • close-order drill — close′ or der drill′ [[t]kloʊs[/t]] n. mil practice performed by military units marching in compact formations, as for ceremonial or guard duties …   From formal English to slang

  • close-order drill — /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. * * * …   Universalium

  • close-order drill — noun (military) military drill of troops in standard marching (shoulder to shoulder) • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Limit-On-Close Order — A type of limit order to buy or sell shares near the market close only if the closing price is trading better than the limit price. This order is an expansion of the market on close order, adding to it a limit condition, which places a maximum on …   Investment dictionary

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