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line abreast

Definition of line abreast in English:

Nautical A formation in which a number of ships travel side by side.
Example sentences
  • About 12.30 pm, during the general mêlée, three aircraft came at our starboard side, more or less in line abreast.
  • I cross-checked my formation… I'm out of position, aft of line abreast.
  • After the other escort aircraft landed, all aircraft taxied to the dais, parked line abreast, and carried out a formation shutdown.
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