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flying wedge

noun
1.
a fast-moving group of law-enforcement officers in a compact, wedge-shaped formation that can infiltrate crowds or protect someone effectively.
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  • Then, forming a flying wedge, police led a small group of regents to another building.
  • How ironic to now be chuckled at for genteel financial transgressions, when the old flying wedge started it all.
  • The troopers rushed forward, their blue uniforms and white helmets blurring into a flying wedge as they moved.
  • They tore forward in a flying wedge, swinging their clubs at people in the way.

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