line abreast


line abreast
A line of aircraft one beside the other; a line-abreast formation.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • line abreast — or line ahead noun Naval formation(s) in which all the vessels are side by side or one behind the other • • • Main Entry: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • line abreast — v. line side by side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • line abreast — /laɪn əˈbrɜst/ (say luyn uh brest) noun a battle formation in which ships, planes, etc., advance side by side in one line …   Australian English dictionary

  • abreast — Side by side and facing the same direction. For example, aircraft flying in line abreast formation; side by side seating as in three abreast seating. The term is often confused with abeam. See also abeam …   Aviation dictionary

  • line ahead — noun Britain : column 4a * * * line abreast or line ahead noun Naval formation(s) in which all the vessels are side by side or one behind the other • • • Main Entry: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abreast — A*breast , adv. [Pref. a + breast.] 1. Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, Two men could hardly walk abreast. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel s beam; with of. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abreast — (adv.) mid 15c., on brest, from A (Cf. a ) (1) + BREAST (Cf. breast) (n.); the notion is of with breasts in line. To keep abreast in figurative sense of stay up to date is from 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

  • abreast — [adv1] next to, alongside beside, equal, in alignment, in line, level, opposite, shoulder to shoulder, side by side; concept 586 abreast [adv2] up to date acquainted, au courant, au fait, contemporary, familiar, informed, in touch, knowledgeable …   New thesaurus

  • Line — Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A linen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line breeding — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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