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front line

Translation of front line in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] primera línea (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [troops] de primera línea
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (prominent position) primera línea (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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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