forced march


noun Military.

any march that is longer than troops are accustomed to and maintained at a faster pace than usual, generally undertaken for a particular objective under emergency conditions.

Nearby words

  1. forced development,
  2. forced expiratory flow,
  3. forced expiratory time,
  4. forced expiratory volume,
  5. forced feeding,
  6. forced perspective,
  7. forced sale,
  8. forced vital capacity,
  9. forced-draft,
  10. forcedly

Origin of forced march

First recorded in 1760–70

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British Dictionary definitions for forced march

forced march

noun

military a march in which normal needs are subordinated to the need for speed
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