flying wedge

noun

Definition of flying wedge 

: a moving formation (as of guards or police) resembling a wedge

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Early in the 20th century, formations such as the flying wedge resulted in injuries and on-field deaths. Theodore Kupfer, National Review, "Will Football Survive?," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of flying wedge

1909, in the meaning defined above

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