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open order

noun, Military.
a troop formation for drill or basic combat training, the intervals between the individuals being greater than those in close order.
Also called extended order.
Origin of open order
First recorded in 1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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open order

(military) a formation that allows additional space between the ranks of a guard or inspected unit to allow the inspecting officer to pass
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