A French word for diminution; diminishing the front of a line or column by breaking off a division, subdivision, or files in order to avoid some obstacle.
Related term(s): None
Category: Military - General
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 9.
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