Definition of Open order
1. Noun. A military formation leaving enough space between ranks to allow an inspecting officer to pass.
Generic synonyms: Military Formation
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Literary usage of Open order
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Trooper's Manual: Or, Tactics for Light Dragoons and Mounted Riflemen by James Lucius Davis (1861)
"In column of twos, open order, to form fours, open order, ........ 10 In column of fours to form twos, open or close order 11 In column of twos to form ..."
2. The Elements of War by Isaac Maltby (1811)
"... on the right of first platoon ; the fourth on the left; the second on the left of the second platoon, and the third on the right. No. 2. open order. ..."
3. Field Exercise and Evolutions of Infantry, as Revised by Her Majesty's by Great Britain War Office, Great Britain Army (1870)
"The serjeant-major will be in rear of the centre of the colour party, aligned with the supernumerary rank. 8. 3. A Battalion in Line taking open order. ..."
4. National Militia Standard, Embracing the Discipline of Infantry, Light by Pierce Darrow (1822)
"Observe the distinction between open order and wheeling distance. ... -When the order is given to lake open order, it always implies four paces from the ..."