line of battle

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noun Military, Navy.

a line formed by troops or ships for delivering or receiving an attack.

Nearby words

  1. line item,
  2. line management,
  3. line mark,
  4. line noise,
  5. line of apsides,
  6. line of credit,
  7. line of demarcation,
  8. line of fire,
  9. line of fire, in the,
  10. line of fixation

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line of battle

noun

a formation adopted by a military or naval force when preparing for action
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