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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Due to the design of the ballast distributor, there was very limited visibility of the line ahead when being driven in reverse ?
Vettel crossed the finish line ahead of Lewis Hamilton in Montreal.
Nijel Amos continued his scintillating form today after crossing the finish line ahead of his competitors in the 800 metre race with a time of 1:44.38 at the IAAF World Challenge in Nanjing, China.
Sergio Aguero's 20th goal of the season just barely crossed the line ahead of Matt Lowton's desperate bid to keep it out to seal a 1-0 win.
Twenty-nine of them, in fact, as Sergio Aguero's 20th goal of the season just barely crossed the line ahead of Matt Lowton's desperate bid to keep it out.
China was first across the line ahead of an inspired Thai quartet that had sped to a 38.72 championships record in the heats on Monday.
The work has come as part of a programme of improvements on the Stirling line ahead of the electrification of the route this winter.
Li completed the Palembang course in 44 minutes and 50.929 seconds, crossing the line ahead of China's Guo Dan and Yang Ho-chen, also from Taiwan.
Raikkonen crossed the line ahead of Valtteri Bottas, who had led with only five laps of the race remaining.
Ulissi arrived at the finish line ahead of the main peloton and just seven seconds off claiming a podium position.
Viviani hit the front with 100m to go and crossed the line ahead of fellow Italian Jakub Mareczko.