Definition of Echelon

  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) An arrangement of a fleet in a wedge or V formation.
  • (v. t.) To place in echelon; to station divisions of troops in echelon.
  • (v. i.) To take position in echelon.

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