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open order

noun, Military
1.
a troop formation for drill or basic combat training, the intervals between the individuals being greater than those in close order.
Also called extended order.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25
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Examples from the web for open order
  • There will need to be an open order report created, listing all of the open orders.
  • In long-term care a prescription order typically remains an open order with no end date or with an end date far in the future.
  • Drilled close order and open order out in rain and mud until the rain drove us in.
  • In long-term care, a prescription order typically remains an open order with no end date or a date far in the future.
  • We have a standing order, open order that is spread out throughout the whole year.
British Dictionary definitions for open order

open order

noun
1.
(military) a formation that allows additional space between the ranks of a guard or inspected unit to allow the inspecting officer to pass
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