Nautical A formation in which a number of ships travel side by side.
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- 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.