single file

noun

Definition of single file

: a row of persons, animals, or things arranged one behind the other

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In front of her, campers exited their buses in single file Monday. Lauren Fox, BostonGlobe.com, "‘An island just for us’: opening day for summer camp on Long Island," 1 July 2019 The twin turbines of a Dornier 228 cargo plane roar to life as the bulging khaki figures totter single file up through the side door and into the plane’s belly, which is packed with pallets of firefighting equipment that will be dropped with them. Mark Jenkins, National Geographic, "When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in," 12 June 2019 Several people recalled the children walking around town in single file. Joe Heim And Julie Tate, Houston Chronicle, "As Hart children begged for help, system failed them," 12 July 2018 Several people recalled the children walking around town in single file. Joe Heim And Julie Tate, Houston Chronicle, "As Hart children begged for help, system failed them," 12 July 2018 Several people recalled the children walking around town in single file. Joe Heim And Julie Tate, Houston Chronicle, "As Hart children begged for help, system failed them," 12 July 2018 Several people recalled the children walking around town in single file. Joe Heim And Julie Tate, Houston Chronicle, "As Hart children begged for help, system failed them," 12 July 2018 Postproduction involves combining the two video feeds into a single file that includes a left-eye and a right-eye perspective; when viewed through a VR headset, the images combine and appear to be a single 3-D picture. David M. Ewalt, WSJ, "The First Real Boom in Virtual Reality? It’s Pornography.," 11 July 2018 As their numbers grow, the marchers’ routine remains the same: walking for about 15 miles along the edge of a highway, in a single file, and then camping out at the next mosque. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by Step," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of single file

1609, in the meaning defined above

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single file

noun

English Language Learners Definition of single file

: a line of people, animals, or things arranged one behind another

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