single file
noun Date: 1609 a row of persons, animals, or things arranged one behind the other • single file adverb

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  • Single file — Single Sin gle, a. [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See {Simple}, and cf. {Singular}.] 1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Single 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

  • Single file — may refer to: * The Single File , a 1983 collection of music videos by Kate Bush and a 1984 vinyl boxed set containing all Kate Bush s 7 singles and their b sides up until that point * Single File , a song by Elliott Smith from his 1995 album… …   Wikipedia

  • single file — noun count or uncount a line of people or things in which one is directly behind the other: in single file: Now, line up in single file to go to gym class. ╾ ,single file adverb: The three walked single file down the narrow corridor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • single file — n in single file moving in a line, with one person behind another ▪ We walked in single file across the bridge. >single file adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • single file — n. 1. a single line of people or things placed or moving one directly behind another 2. in such a line [to walk single file] …   English World dictionary

  • single file — ► NOUN ▪ a line of people or things arranged one behind another. ► ADVERB ▪ one behind another …   English terms dictionary

  • single file — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms single file : singular single file plural single files a line of people or things in which one is directly behind the other in single file: Now, line up in single file and walk to your classrooms.… …   English dictionary

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

  • single file — noun (U) moving in a line, with one behind another: We walked in single file across the narrow bridge. single file adverb: kids shuffling single file down the hall …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • single-file — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: from single file, n. : to walk or move in single file all single filed past the … bed J.D.Salinger single filing down the St. George s channel to Liverpool Gordon Webber …   Useful english dictionary

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