Definition of front line in English:

front line

Syllabification: front line
(also frontline)


(usually the front line)
  • 1The military line or part of an army that is closest to the enemy: [as modifier]: the front-line troops
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    • No longer were troops crammed into front-line trenches to provide easy targets for enemy artillery.
    • Vehicle-mounted and manpack amplifiers were deployed in many theatres by front-line troops.
    • The logistics of getting kit first to the Gulf and then to front-line troops like Sgt Roberts was also badly flawed, he said.
  • 1.1The most important or influential position in a debate or movement: it is doctors who are on the front line of the euthanasia debate
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    • The tired politics of the 1980s have little influence on the women in the front line of the movement today.
    • The experience that Luca is slowly gathering, will help him fight for the front line positions at the next races.
    • Is something changing on the front line of social movements and workers' struggles in France?

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