close order

noun

Definition of close order

: an arrangement of troops in a typical marching formation

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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, "Bern E-Prix: Jean Eric-Vergne closes on second straight title after Swiss success," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of close order

circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

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