pha·lanx /ˈfeˌlæŋ(k)s, ||ˈfæ-/
pha·lanx =/ˈfeˌlæŋ(k)s, <ɪ>ɑrɪtɪʃ usuælljɪ> ˈfælˌæŋ(k)s/= 名詞
Pha·lanx n.; pl. Phalanxes L. Phalanges
1. Gr. Antiq. 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. “In cubic phalanx firm advanced.”
The Grecian phalanx, moveless as a tower. --Pope.
2. Any body of troops or men formed in close array, or any combination of people distinguished for firmness and solidity of a union.
At present they formed a united phalanx. --Macaulay.
The sheep recumbent, and the sheep that grazed,
All huddling into phalanx, stood and gazed. --Cowper.
3. A Fourierite community; a phalanstery.
4. Anat. One of the digital bones of the hand or foot, beyond the metacarpus or metatarsus; an internode.
5. Bot. A group or bundle of stamens, as in polyadelphous flowers.
n 1: any of the bones (or phalanges) of the fingers or toes
2: any closely ranked crowd of people
3: a body of troops in close array