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countermarch


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countermarch  \Coun"ter*march`\  (koun"t?r-m?rch`),  n. 
  1.  A  marching  back  retrocession. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  An  evolution  by  which  a  body  of  troops  change  front 
  or  reverse  the  direction  of  march  while  retaining  the  same 
  men  in  the  front  rank;  also  a  movement  by  which  the  rear 
  rank  becomes  the  front  one  either  with  or  without 
  changing  the  right  to  the  left 
 
  3.  A  change  of  measures;  alteration  of  conduct. 
 
  Such  countermarches  and  retractions  as  we  do  not 
  willingly  impute  to  wisdom.  --T.  Burnet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countermarch  \Coun`ter*march"\  (koun`t?r-m?rch"),  v.  i.  [imp.  & 
  p.  p.  {Countermarched}  (-m?rcht");  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Countermarching}.]  (Mil.) 
  To  march  back  or  to  march  in  reversed  order 
 
  The  two  armies  marched  and  countermarched,  drew  near 
  and  receded.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  countermarch 
  v  1:  march  back  along  the  same  way 
  2:  change  the  order  of  soldiers  during  a  march 




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