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flying wedge

noun

  1. a fast-moving group of law-enforcement officers in a compact, wedge-shaped formation that can infiltrate crowds or protect someone effectively.


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Police squadrons had to form a “flying wedge” to break through the crowd to rescue blacks besieged in the park.

He meant to imitate in some degree the flying wedge used upon the football field with such good effect.

Coburn zestfully let himself be thrown out, while Dillon roared and tried to get at him through the flying wedge of waiters.

I leaped into the car at the head of a flying wedge of sinful, unmystical men, who knew nothing of infinite beauty and peace.

Making it four downs instead of three has led to a more open game, and the flying wedge has been done away with altogether.

Waiting for the suburban car that night in the little Lake town, I mentioned the flying wedge.

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