flying wedge


Definition of flying wedge

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

Examples of flying wedge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their troops include Andrew Yang, Gretchen Whitmer, and a sodden Hunter Biden, cigarette hanging from his mouth, who show up in a flying wedge that overtakes the outnumbered Trump. Armond White, National Review, 11 Nov. 2020 The setup pushed the tone forward — brass and woodwinds became a flying wedge, breaking through the line of the proscenium — a brawny, punchy sound that was exploited to the hilt in a brisk, brash reading of Dvorák’s op. Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2020 Early in the 20th century, formations such as the flying wedge resulted in injuries and on-field deaths. Theodore Kupfer, National Review, 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of flying wedge

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flying wedge was in 1909

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“Flying wedge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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