a pace, equal to a single step, used to coordinate the marching of soldiers, equal in the U.S. to 2½ feet (76 cm) for quick time and 3 feet (91 cm) for double time.
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British Dictionary definitions for military pace
the pace of a single step in marching, taken to be 30 inches for quick time (120 paces to the minute) in both the British and US armies
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