The definition of a phalanx is a community or group of people who are close or united for a purpose.(noun)
An example of a phalanx is a group of friends huddled together for warmth.
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Origin: L < Gr, line of battle, bone between fingers, orig., log < IE base *bhel-, log > balk
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noun pl. pha·lanx·es or pha·lan·ges (fə-lănˈjēz, fā-)
Origin: Latin phalanx, phalang-
Origin: , from Greek.
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