echelon

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French échelon, from Old French eschelon ‎(rung of a ladder).Compared with French échelle ‎(ladder),from Old French eschiele ‎(ladder), from Latin scāla ‎(ladder,stairs),from Proto-Indo-European *skand-, also *skend- (“to leap,climb”).

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echelon ‎(plural echelons)

  1. A level or rank in an organization, profession, or society.
  2. (military) A formation of troops, ships, etc. in diagonal parallel rows.

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echelon ‎(third-person singular simple present echelons, present participle echeloning, simple past and past participle echeloned)

  1. To form troops into an echelon.

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