line of battle

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Noun[edit]

line of battle (plural lines of battle)

  1. (military) The position of troops drawn up in their usual order without any determined maneuver.
  2. (naval) The line or arrangement formed by vessels of war in an engagement.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.