Glossary

Introduction to terms and definitions found throughout the encyclopedia.

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Echelon

A formation of troops in which each unit is positioned successively to the left or right of the rear unit to form an oblique or steplike line.

Enfilade

A form of gunfire that rakes an enemy formation lengthwise, or a formation that allows for such a tactic.

Enlistmant

A period of time spent in military service.

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