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.
They are little more than legalised obstruction and barely removed from the Flying Wedge that was outlawed a century and a quarter ago.
Flying Wedge features variable ratio, temperature control to 300 F, vacuum degassing, positive-displacement metering, and output rates from 5 g/min to 70 lb/min.
I grabbed it, and the two of us--surrounded by a flying wedge of UN guards--strode to the Conference Center Suite used by UN security as their temporary headquarters.
When it first appeared in the mid-eighties the MR2 made an immediate impact, it looked like a flying wedge with trademark pop-up headlights and rear spoiler.
Lockheed Martin's flying wedge design beat out a proposal by McDonnell Douglas that looked like a winged bowling pin, and one by Rockwell that looked an awful lot like (perhaps no surprise here) the shuttle.
Flying Wedge features variable ratio, digital-readout temperature control to 300 F, vacuum degassing, positive-displacement metering, and output rates from 50 g to 50 lb/min.
Faced with no opposition forwards, the Stade pack formed up to protect the ball carrier in a classic illegal flying wedge formation.
Lotus had come up with its flying wedge in the shape of Esprit 1.
All this contrasts with the graceful, stretched-out front end so that the car appears very much a flying wedge.
Flying Wedge features variable ratio, temperature control to 300 E vacuum degassing, positive-displacement metering, and output rates from 5 g/min to 70 lb/min.
However, when we did exactly that following a lineout in the 10th minute and the Stade pack formed a classic example of an illegal flying wedge, Rolland's reaction was to wave play on despite the obvious obstruction and what he had said before the game.