flying wedge

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flying wedge

n.
A compact, wedge-shaped formation, as of police or guards, moving as a body and used especially for penetrating crowds.

fly′ing wedge′


n.
a V-shaped formation, as of police, organized to penetrate a line of defense.
[1905–10]
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My cosmopolite was sustaining the pride and reputation of the Earth when the waiters closed in on both combatants with their famous flying wedge formation and bore them outside, still resisting.
The team used these signatures and combined it with spacecraft data, which showed the activity around Earth for more than an hour leading up to wedge formation.
Simulation showed that 27 out of 30 soldiers in wedge formation would be hit by shrapnel using only two rounds.
Two dozen seventh-graders stand silently in a wedge formation, an inverted triangle with one student at the point.
The contact lines are distributed conveniently for oil wedge formation within mesh.
For USDCAD, a descending wedge formation offers a general zone of price action.
The ridge areas for LDPE so much smaller than the groove area can hardly come from material removal or wedge formation.
However, with further increases in pressure difference beyond a certain level, the oil-film thickness decreases due to increased resultant thrust force and, hence, the friction coefficient increases instead and cancels the wedge formation effect.
Faced with no opposition forwards, the Stade pack formed up to protect the ball carrier in a classic illegal flying wedge formation.
Peter is proud of his son's contribution to the series, as well as relieved that Dan gets all the action-man stuff - zooming around in RAF helicopters and a stunt plane for the Battle of Britain programme, wading through the strong currents of an Irish river for the Battle of the Boyne, or braving the crunching tackles of the WASPS rugby team to show how the Roman legion's wedge formation helped them kill a reported 80,000 of Boudicca's warriors with the loss of a mere 400 legionnaires.
What we're seeing is a contraction of volatility within that wedge formation.
amp;bull; From a technical standpoint, AUDJPY looks as if it has finally found resolution to a terminal wedge formation that was in the making since February.