single file

noun
a line of persons or things arranged one behind the other; Indian file.

Origin:
1660–70

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To single file
Collins
World English Dictionary
single file
 
n
a line of persons, animals, or things ranged one behind the other, either stationary or moving

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Not a single file on the detainees survives in the police records.
We have to get ours by going in the single file of notes, twisting and turning
  in graceful patterns.
The evacuees went down in single file, leaving room for the firemen who were
  running in the opposite direction.
They rolled south toward the outpost, rattling through sleeping neighborhoods
  in single file, spaced well apart.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature