practice in formation marching and other movements, in the carrying of arms during formal marching, and in the formal handling of arms for ceremonies and guard.
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How to use close-order drill in a sentence
Every spare minute during the afternoon and evening he concentrated on close-order drill.Atlantic Narratives | Mary Antin
For several days after reporting you will undergo many hours of close order drill.The Plattsburg Manual | O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
On the 31st December he inspected them in close order drill and the practice of formations when under artillery fire.The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I | Herbert Brayley Collett
Military instruction includes close order drill, crawling and obstacle penetration, storming techniques, and hand-to-hand combat.Area Handbook for Albania | Eugene K. Keefe
We used it for reveille in the morning, for retreat in the evening, for close-order drill and all ceremonies.Average Americans | Theodore Roosevelt