line abreast

line abreast

line abreast
A line of aircraft one beside the other; a line-abreast formation.
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He faced his fleet in line abreast south, had the drachenflieger manned and held ready to cast loose, and ordered a general ascent into the freezing clearness above the wet and darkness.
If the motion of the ship was bad, this was much worse and the laden bobbing craft had to cruise around in circles, till like a line of ducks they set off in line abreast, 'A' Company on the left and 'B' on the right.
It was quite a spectacle to see 17 horses line abreast at the furlong pole, with Twilight Son trained by Henry Candy, emerging a worthy winner in a great race.
Chris Holder, Tai Woffinden, Nicki Pedersen and Michael Jepsen Jensen line abreast in heat five.
It was virtually line abreast as the field hit the first bend, with Airport Captain shading it on the inside from trap two.
All car parks would be in line abreast for those who want to struggle with their cars.
Sometimes I fly in formation with several aircraft--from fingertip to 6,000-9,000' line abreast with an altitude split ...
The formation was briefed as two, line abreast, four-planediamond formations, with an E-2C in the slot between the two diamonds.
Pierre when a patrol consisting of the converted yachts Cartier and Hochelaga and Trawlers 22 and 32, steaming in line abreast, sighted two fishing schooners.
LINE ABREAST: Spinnakers bulging, these three dinghies battle it out across Southport Lake; Picture: GAVIN TRAFFORD
The aircraft were positioned 1.5 miles from each other, line abreast, Airspeed was 400 knots, altitude 18,000 feet.