The echelon below were 18-year-old Olders, overseeing Babies and Tinies as young as 10 in the final rung.
I think Tina is the first woman who has gotten into that echelon.
The view may look bright at the top GOP echelon, but that does not appear to be the attitude of the rank and file.
You will start at nightfall with three hundred men, whom you will echelon along the road.
The formation was in echelon by the right, with unequal intervals.
Another battalion had also suffered considerably from shell fire, and was posted in echelon on the left rear.
The advance was made by the two brigades in squares marching in echelon.
General Hunter evidently conceived the rear of the echelon threatened from the direction of Kerreri.
We could negate the efforts of any echelon below the Eddorians themselves, it is true.
All egress is stopped by the Allies' echelon formation, except by Aleppo.
1796, "step-like arrangement of troops," from French échelon "level, echelon," literally "rung of a ladder," from Old French eschelon, from eschiele "ladder," from Late Latin scala "stair, slope," from Latin scalae (plural) "ladder, steps," from PIE *skand- "to spring, leap" (see scan). Sense of "level, subdivision" is from World War I.