Entry from US English dictionary
A fast-moving group, as of police officers, linked together closely in a V-shaped formation, sometimes used to force a way through a crowd or to protect someone behind them.
- Half a dozen of us were startled enough to head for the swinging doors, and suddenly we were jolted through by a flying wedge of other men.…
- All they lacked were the tactics of civil disobedience - when would they discover the snake dance, the flying wedge?
- Pickets set up to oppose Mainland's operations have been subjected to concerted intimidation and violence including baton-wielding police using flying wedge tactics to breakup picket lines.
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Syllabification: fly·ing wedge
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