(used as a military command to perform a left-face.)
Other definitions for left-face (2 of 2)
a 90° turn to the left, especially as a marching command.
to execute a left-face.
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How to use left face in a sentence
To the left—face—quick march, to the left—turn—to the right—turn—close files—mark time—right—left—right—left—forward.Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
Hyde gave the orders to left face and forward, and the Maine men marched out in front of a Vermont regiment which lay beside them.Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895 | Various
left face is executed on the left heel in the corresponding manner.Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911 | United States War Department
The company being at a halt, the corporals should remember to give by the right or left flank instead of right or left face.The Plattsburg Manual | O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
How much would be lost if it were dropped out, and we were left face to face with actual facts?Human Nature and Conduct | John Dewey