Word of the day

Echelon – a level of authority, command, or rank in an organisation, a profession, or society; a level of worthiness, achievement, or reputation; a formation of troops, ships, aircraft, or vehicles in parallel rows with the end of each row projecting further than the one in front; an arrangement of a body of troops with its units each somewhat to the left or right of the one in the rear like a series of steps; a subdivision of a military or naval force; a stepped formation with objects arranged in a diagonal; a special form of diffraction grating that resembles a flight of stairs of equal heights and equal widths; to arrange in an echelon formation.

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