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 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, "At the Kennedy Center, Eschenbach casts the NSO in standard but staunch roles," 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, "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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“Flying wedge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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