Indian file
noun Date: 1758 single fileIndian file adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Indian file — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian file — File File (f[imac]l), n. [F. file row (cf. Pr., Sp., Pg., & It. fila), LL. fila, fr. L. filum a thread. Cf. {Enfilade}, {Filament}, {Fillet}.] 1. An orderly succession; a line; a row; as: (a) (Mil.) A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indian file — If people walk in Indian file, they walk in a line one behind the other …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Indian file — noun uncount OLD FASHIONED a line of people, with each person walking behind another. The usual word is now single file …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Indian file — ► NOUN ▪ single file …   English terms dictionary

  • Indian file — ☆ Indian file n. SINGLE FILE: from the notion of Amerindian people s way of walking along a trail …   English World dictionary

  • Indian file — noun (U) if people walk in Indian file, they walk one behind another; single file …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • indian file —    If people walk in Indian file, they walk in a line one behind the other.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Indian file —   If people walk in Indian file, they walk in a line one behind the other …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Indian file — noun a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other • Syn: ↑file, ↑single file • Derivationally related forms: ↑file (for: ↑file) • Hypernyms: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

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