Definition of en échelon in US English:

en échelon

adverb & adjective

  • In approximately parallel formation at an oblique angle to a particular direction.

    • ‘Without such detailed observations, it is not possible to identify the processes responsible for the formation of these en echelon cracks, nor assess their potential for future slope failure.’


French, literally ‘in rung formation’.


en échelon

/än ˈeSHəˌlän/