front line
noun Date: circa 1797 1. a. a military line formed by the most advanced tactical combat units; also front 2a(2) b. an area of potential or actual conflict or struggle 2. the most advanced, responsible, or visible position in a field or activity

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  • front line — front′ line′ n. 1) cvb front 9) 2) cvb the visible forefront in any action, activity, or field • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

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  • front line — noun the line along which opposing armies face each other (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑battlefront, ↑front • Derivationally related forms: ↑frontal (for: ↑front) • Hyperny …   Useful english dictionary

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