Meaning of marching order in English:

marching order


mass nounMilitary
  • Equipment for marching.

    ‘they stood before their Company Commander dressed in full marching order’
    • ‘Last Friday we had a route march in full marching order minus the valise.’
    • ‘The training prepared them for life at sea, including emergency drills, establishing routines and practising moving through the ship in marching order.’
    • ‘To get to the place we went to - I told you last letter - we had a 3 days march with full marching order.’
    • ‘Berlin, 1934: Siemens factory workers and employees leave the premises in marching order to attend a Nazi rally.’
    • ‘Soon we were in marching order and left for the Scene of action.’