front-bencher
noun see front bench

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • front bencher — noun : a government or opposition spokesman in the British House of Commons or House of Lords * * * front bencher UK [ˌfrʌnt ˈbentʃə(r)] US [ˌfrʌnt ˈbentʃər] noun [countable] [singular front bencher plural fron …   Useful english dictionary

  • front bencher — UK [ˌfrʌnt ˈbentʃə(r)] / US [ˌfrʌnt ˈbentʃər] noun [countable] Word forms front bencher : singular front bencher plural front benchers someone who sits on one of the front benches in the British Parliament • See: backbencher …   English dictionary

  • front-bencher — front benchˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑front …   Useful english dictionary

  • front-bencher — See front bench. * * * …   Universalium

  • front bencher — leader of a party in the British Parliament (sits on the front bench) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • front bench — front bencher. Brit. 1. (in the House of Commons) either of two seats near the Speaker, on which the leaders of the major parties sit. 2. the leaders who occupy a front bench. Cf. back bench. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • front — n., adj., & v. n. 1 the side or part normally nearer or towards the spectator or the direction of motion (the front of the car; the front of the chair; the front of the mouth). 2 any face of a building, esp. that of the main entrance. 3 Mil. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • front bench — noun Date: circa 1889 either of the two benches nearest the chair in a British legislature (as the House of Commons) occupied by government and opposition leaders; also the leaders themselves compare backbench • front bencher noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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