VCR Lesson 5 Presentation
1. n. a step-like formation of troops, ships, or aircraft
2. n. A level of command or authority
Scando, Scandere, Scandi, Scansum <L. "to climb"
An echelon formation in the military has units arranged diagonally.
The name echelon comes from the French word échelon which means the rung of a ladder.
The formation as given this name because it mimics the rungs of a ladder when you see it from below.
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Choose the sentence in which the word is use incorrectly
b) Dwight was excited when he was promoted to the echelon of Assistant Regional Manager.
c) Daisy used the echelon to reach the top-shelf in her room.
d) Linda reached the highest echelon in the company when she became CEO.