echelon

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Borrowed from French échelon.

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echelon (plural echelons)

  1. A level or rank in an organization, profession, or society.
  2. (military) A formation of troops, ships, etc. in diagonal parallel rows.
  3. (cycling) A line of riders seeking maximum drafting in a crosswind, resulting in a diagonal line across the road.

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echelon (third-person singular simple present echelons, present participle echeloning, simple past and past participle echeloned)

  1. To form troops into an echelon.

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