echelon

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈɛʃəlɒn/ or /ˈeɪ-/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈɛʃəˌlɑn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ech‧e‧lon

Noun[change]

Singular
echelon

Plural
echelons

  1. An echelon is a level or rank in an organization, profession, or society.
  2. (military) An echelon is a formation of troops, ships in diagonal parallel rows.

Verb[change]

Plain form
echelon

Third-person singular
echelons

Past tense
echeloned

Past participle
echeloned

Present participle
echeloning

  1. (transitive) (military) If you echelon, you form troops into an echelon.