route step


: a style of marching in which troops maintain prescribed intervals but are not required to keep in step or to maintain silence

called also route march

Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of route step was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Route step.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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