line of battle

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line of battle

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(Military) a formation adopted by a military or naval force when preparing for action
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Noun1.line of battle - a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
line - a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
salient - (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
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The Mersey triathlete crossed the line ahead of Chris Maher (Penny Lane Striders) and Chris Stanford (Warrington Tri) to move Mersey Tri into first position in the team standings with three fixtures remaining.
Going neck-and-neck through much of the race, it was Al Tayer who tacked and moved 'Salik' away getting a strong gust of wind in the bargain to cross the line ahead of the experienced crew of Al Rumaithi at the 'Sardal' helm.
Ewan, who won two of the first three stages, was then perfectly positioned to negotiate the final tight right-hand turn before storming to the line ahead of Fernando Gaviria (Quickstep), with Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto NL-Jumbo) in third.
As the Crossrail project passes 85% complete, the installation of these escalators is another step forward in the completion of the Elizabeth Line ahead of its opening on time in December 2018.
Many held on for the final 3km of the inter-club race, hosted by Kenilworth Runners, to cross the line ahead of faster athletes including marathoners, ultramarathoners and triathletes.
After clocking 35:44 halfway through the cool and flat course, the 27-year-old went on to finish eighth overall with seven male marathoners crossing the line ahead of her.
In race two, the 24-year-old crossed the line ahead of Iddon in second and Haslam third.
And Mourinho said now was the time to take the 30-year-old out of the firing line ahead of Sunday's clash at Vicarage Road.
JOE WARDLE is poised for a return as the Giants look to re-shape their back line ahead of Sunday's home Middle 8s clash against Championship club Featherstone Rovers.
Comment: Company expands credit line ahead of acquisition
It is rather like the woman in line ahead of me at the bakery.
The second came after Adam Hughes went agonisingly close to an interception with a clear run to the line ahead.