New Words : echelon

echelon :

noun :

1) a level of command, authority

2) a formation of troops, ships, airplanes, etc., in which groups of soldiers or individual vehicles or craft are arranged in parallel lines, each to the right or left of the one in front, so that the whole presents the appearance of steps

3) one of the groups of a formation so arranged

verb :

to form in an echelon

  • the top echelon of city officials

  • a command echelon

  • a job in the company's lower echelon

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