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chow line

noun phrase

A line of persons waiting to get food (1920s+ Armed forces)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Normally, an officer is not expected to buck a chow line, or any other queue in line of duty, if he is sensibly in a rush.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense

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