line of battle

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a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack

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? Chris Harris and Danny King go line astern in heat three; right, Harris slugs it out with old sparring partner Hans Andersen.
With only Gordon Shedden's Honda preventing the BMW trio from starting Sunday's opener in the top three positions, it didn't take long for Collard to steal an advantage over the Civic Type R to follow his stablemates line astern through Clervaux for the first time.
We were on their right so, to get at them quickly, I left my two attacking sections, mine (Blue) and Green in line astern, Green behind Blue, but putting the individual aircraft into starboard echelon.
In the evening the dogs lie-in line astern reside the kitchen Rayburn.
This is in stark contrast to the regal swan leading her flotilla in line astern with dad bringing up the rear to see that the family is kept in order.
The whole string of us now trot, line astern, up the seven-furlong woodchip gallop which runs beside the parkland's western wall.
Sauber were quicker than Force India as their pair of Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson recorded the 15th and 16th fastest times, with Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez line astern behind them.
On lap 48 there wasn't a cigarette paper's gap between him, Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso, line astern.
At that stage the three leaders in Vettel, the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Jenson Button were separated by a second after following one another, line astern, for the proceeding seven laps.
The idea was for the three of us to spin, line astern, to the beginning of the bend and then join up for a quarter-mile of letting them run.