extended order drill

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extended order drill (countable and uncountable, plural extended order drills)

  1. (military) Practice in battle formations and maneuvers.
    • 1977, Frank Everson Vandiver, Black Jack: The Life and Times of John J. Pershing, →ISBN:
      The land now owned by the Government is too small for extended order drills and maneuvers and General Wood was very desirous of securing more room.
    • 2008, Andrew Iarocci, Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915, →ISBN, page 36:
      To account for the exigencies of terrain, extended order drill was practised on different types of ground in platoon, company, or battalion-sized formations.
    • 2014, T. G. Steward, Buffalo Soldiers: The Colored Regulars in the United States Army, →ISBN:
      Coming to the Fourteenth Pennsylvania he required them to go through certain movements in the extended order drill which not being done entirely to his satisfaction, he sent his orderly to the commanding officer of the Ninth Battalion, requesting him to have his command on the drill ground at once.

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