order of battle

noun phrase

Definition of order of battle

1 : the disposition of troops or ships ready for combat
2 : a tabular compilation of units, commanders, equipment, and their locations in a theater of operation

First Known Use of order of battle

1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of order of battle was in 1608

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to gather or build up little by little

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