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Definition of phalanx:

  1. A body of heavy- armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep. There were several different arrangements, the phalanx varying in depth from four to twenty- five or more ranks of men.
  2. A Fourierite community; a phalanstery.
  3. A group or bundle of stamens, as in polyadelphous flowers.
  4. Any body of troops or men formed in close array, or any combination of people distinguished for firmness and solidity of a union.
  5. One of the digital bones of the hand or foot, beyond the metacarpus or metatarsus; an internode.


legions, armament, soldiers, military, multitude, soldiery, array, forces, troops.

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