De*ploy" (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Deployed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Deploying.] [F. d'eployer; pref. d'e = d'es (L. dis) + ployer, equiv. to plier to fold, fr. L. plicare. See Ply, and cf. Display.] Mil.

To open out; to unfold; to spread out (a body of troops) in such a way that they shall display a wider front and less depth; -- the reverse of ploy; as, to deploy a column of troops into line of battle.


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De*ploy" (?), De*ploy"ment (?), n. Mil.

The act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in order to extend their front.


Deployments . . . which cause the soldier to turn his back to the enemy are not suited to war.H.L. Scott.


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