close-order drill

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(military) military drill of troops in standard marching (shoulder-to-shoulder)

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Over the winter months Clark molded the men into a smoothly functioning team, employing a daily regimen of close-order drill, equipment inspections and marksmanship training.
If you can, then it ain't music, it's close-order drill or exercise or yodelling or something, not music.
As a new recruit, in his third day of training, he was walking back to his barracks during a break from close-order drill and heard a horrible noise coming from inside.
The academy students may be better prepared for such an environment because they must wear a uniform to school and grow accustom to the formal rank structure and close-order drills often found in paramilitary agencies.
Re-enactors representing various Union and Confederate Civil War regiments will demonstrate close-order drills, artillery firings and other aspects of camp life throughout the day.