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phalanx

pha·lanx

phalanx

 
pronunciation:
feI laengks
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: phalanges, phalanxes
definition 1: a body of infantry soldiers in ancient Greece, kept in close formation for protection.
definition 2: any group of people massed together for a common purpose.
The demonstrators formed a phalanx in the main square.
definition 3: any of the bones in the fingers or toes.
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