Definition of en échelon in English:

en échelon

Line breaks: en échelon
Pronunciation: /ɒn ˈeɪʃ(ə)lɒ̃

adjective& adverb

chiefly Geology
In approximately parallel formation at an oblique angle to a particular direction.
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  • Without such detailed observations, it is not possible to identify the processes responsible for the formation of these en echelon cracks, nor assess their potential for future slope failure.


French, literally 'in rung formation'.

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