close order

noun

Definition of close order

: an arrangement of troops in a typical marching formation

Examples of close order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After physical and written tests, leadership classes, and close order drill, she was selected as the top Young Marine at the ALS. baltimoresun.com, 31 Aug. 2020 California’s beach-closing order is based on the concern that people on the beach won’t socially distance and could therefore infect one another. Noah Feldman, Houston Chronicle, 6 May 2020 Notably, the Fairhope Pier was ordered closed on March 22, following a TV media report about large gatherings on it after Ivey had issued her beach closing order. al, 20 Apr. 2020 Are there any negative implications of all these projects coming online in close order? John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, 22 Nov. 2019 Vergne, from pole, had led throughout, but was coming under constant pressure from New Zealand's Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing), with home hope Sebastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) and his DS Techeetah teammate Andre Lotterer taking close order. Paul Gittings, CNN, 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of close order

circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of close order was circa 1797

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“Close order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20order. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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