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noun [countable] echelon pronunciation in American English /ˈeʃəˌlɑn/
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  1. 1
    one of the levels of status or authority in an organization, or the people in that level
    upper/lower echelons:

    the upper echelons of power

  2. 2
    an arrangement of soldiers, ships, or aircraft in which each one is slightly to the right or left of the one in front


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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