Definition of hollow square in English:

hollow square


  • A body of infantry drawn up in a square with a space in the middle.

    • ‘Locals stood five deep around a 20 metre hollow square watching as weapons were destroyed by the Military Engineer Group.’
    • ‘British soldiers stood in a hollow square’
    • ‘Early on the morning of 29th February the British column set out, marching in the form of a hollow square.’