military pace

military pace
a pace, equal to a single step, used to coordinate the marching of soldiers, equal in the U.S. to 21/2 ft. (76 cm) for quick time and 3 ft. (91 cm) for double time.

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  • military pace —    another name for a step. In the U.S. Army, the military pace is defined to be exactly 30 inches (76.2 centimeters) for ordinary quick time marching and 36 inches (91.44 centimeters) for double time marching. The same definitions are generally… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • military pace — noun the length of a single step in marching (taken to be 30 inches for quick time or 36 inches for double time) • Hypernyms: ↑linear unit, ↑linear measure * * * a pace, equal to a single step, used to coordinate the marching of soldiers, equal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pace — pace1 [pās] n. [ME pas < OFr < L passus, a step, lit., a stretching out of the leg < pp. of pandere, to stretch out < IE base * pet , to stretch out > FATHOM] 1. a step in walking, running, etc.; stride 2. a unit of linear measure …   English World dictionary

  • pace setter — An individual, selected by the column commander, who travels in the lead vehicle or element to regulate the column speed and establish the pace necessary to meet the required movement order …   Military dictionary

  • pace —    1. a traditional unit of distance equal to the length of a person s full pace, that is, the distance between two successive falls of the same foot. Thus one pace equals two steps. The Romans counted 1000 paces in a mile with each pace being a… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • pace — pace1 /pays/, n., v., paced, pacing. n. 1. a rate of movement, esp. in stepping, walking, etc.: to walk at a brisk pace of five miles an hour. 2. a rate of activity, progress, growth, performance, etc.; tempo. 3. any of various standard linear… …   Universalium

  • pace — (p[=a]s), n. [OE. pas, F. pas, from L. passus a step, pace, orig., a stretching out of the feet in walking; cf. pandere, passum, to spread, stretch; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. {Pas}, {Pass}.] 1. A single movement from one foot to the other in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Military Power of the People's Republic of China — is a publication of the United States Department of Defense that provides an estimation of the military power and strategy of the People s Republic of China. The Defense Department is required to annually produce and issue the report under… …   Wikipedia

  • pace — For ground forces, the speed of a column or element regulated to maintain a prescribed average speed …   Military dictionary

  • Military parade — The Grenadier Guards on parade outside Buckingham Palace, London …   Wikipedia

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