Definition of route march in English:

route march


  • A march for troops over a designated route, typically via roads or tracks.

    • ‘He recalls that the most difficult part of his training was a 20-mile route march with backpack in December 1989 during basic training in Oklahoma.’
    • ‘The end of training is usually marked by some arduous task such as the stretcher march or a gruelling final route march, which are perceived as necessary rites-of-passage.’
    • ‘Hot, tired and hungry, they navigated a route march in searing 40 degrees heat.’
    • ‘About 1,000 feet below us there was a squad of soldiers on a mountain route march.’
    • ‘Training should be progressive, starting with light physical exertion followed by route marches and mountain climbing, culminating in test exercises in difficult terrain.’
    hike, trek, slog, traipse, trudge, tramp, walk, march, long haul
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route march