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line ahead

Definition of line ahead in English:

Nautical A formation in which a number of ships follow one another in a line.
Example sentences
  • In battle, the contending fleets sailed in line ahead, one ship following another, to bring the largest number of guns to bear on the enemy.
  • Squadron upon squadron rise to a great height, break into line ahead and there, the first machines hurtle perpendicularly down, followed by the second, third - ten, twelve aeroplanes are there.
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