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Indian file

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adverb
  1. in single file.

Origin of Indian file

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for indian file

Historical Examples

  • From time to time the friends were elbowed by students shouting popular refrains and walking in Indian-file.

    A Romance of Youth, Complete

    Francois Coppee


British Dictionary definitions for indian file

Indian file

noun
  1. another term for single file
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Idioms and Phrases with indian file

Indian file

see single file.

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