route step

route step
noun
Etymology: route (I)
: the out-of-step manner of executing a route march — used as a military command

we were never given route step until after we'd cleared the last of the company streets — Richard Yates

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route step,
1. a way of marching in which troops maintain order but are permitted to break step and to talk.
2. a command to march in this manner: »

The command “Route Step!” is given as troops approach a suspension bridge. When the soldiers break step, their weight is not thrown in the same direction at the same time (Robert G. Hennes).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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