noun, plural pha·lanx·es or for 7, pha·lan·ges [fuh-lan-jeez] /fəˈlæn dʒiz/.
verb (used without object)
Origin of phalanx
Examples from the Web for phalanx
A phalanx of cops formed behind them as they started across.
A phalanx of money-changers runs between the shops, converting Pakistani rupees to Afghan afghanis to U.S. dollars on the fly.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was among more than a hundred protestors from Occupy L.A., and facing a phalanx of police with riot equipment.
Their carefully scripted words, examined beforehand no doubt by a phalanx of spinmeisters, were barely above a monotone.
Holmes, aided by a phalanx of legal advisers, made several choices that will be hard for Cruise to counter, experts agree.
Our housekeeping is not satisfactory to us, but perhaps a phalanx, a community, might be.Essays, Second Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Macedonian phalanx is considered one of the most extraordinary military contrivances of ancient times.Pyrrhus|Jacob Abbott
The moment a breach had91 been made in a Macedonian or Swiss phalanx the great length of their spears became their ruin.The Art of War in the Middle Ages A.D. 378-1515|C. W. C. Oman
We find nothing after this in the Phalanx about this Association.
They will be an impediment instead of an assistance to the progressive movement of a Phalanx.
British Dictionary definitions for phalanx
noun plural phalanxes or phalanges (fæˈlændʒiːz)
- a bundle of stamens, joined together by their stalks (filaments)
- a form of vegetative spread in which the advance is on a broad front, as in the common reedCompare guerrilla