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phalanx

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1  —as in:
a phalanx of riot police
Definition a group standing and moving together — especially an ancient Greek military formation
  • Alexander the Great built his empire with the strength of the Greek phalanx.
phalanx = a group standing and moving together — especially an ancient Greek military formation
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The Ares cabin was on the front line, drilling in phalanx formation with Clarisse calling orders.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • phalanx = a group standing and moving together — especially an ancient Greek military formation
  • An entire phalanx of dracaenae marched in the lead, their shields locked together, spear tips bristling over the top.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • phalanx = a group standing and moving together — especially an ancient Greek military formation
  • The phalanx following carried spears or lances tasseled with ribbons, the long blades hammered out of trucksprings in some crude forge upcountry.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • phalanx = a group standing and moving together — especially an ancient Greek military formation
  • Tyson tried to protest, but I was already running up the hill toward Clarisse, who was yelling at her patrol, trying to get them into phalanx formation.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • phalanx = a group standing and moving together — especially an ancient Greek military formation
  • Bull Number One crashed into her shield, and the phalanx broke.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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2  
in medicine
Definition medicine:  any of the bones of the fingers or toes
  • She broke the third phalanx on the right hand.
phalanx = medicine:  any of the bones of the fingers or toes
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • His hands were massive enough to juggle cantaloupes, and a single letter was tattooed on the base phalange of each finger, thumbs excluded, to spell out ANABOLIC, as in anabolic steroid.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The first joint was all right, but the second phalange was cracked, I thought.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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