Indian file


adverb

in single file.

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Origin of Indian file

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60
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Example sentences from the Web for Indian file

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

British Dictionary definitions for Indian file

Indian file

noun

another term for single file
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Idioms and Phrases with Indian file

Indian file

see single file.

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