first line

first-line

[furst-lahyn]
adjective
1.
available for immediate service, especially combat service: first-line troops.
2.
of prime importance or quality.

Origin:
1895–1900

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first-line
 
adj
acting or used as a first resort: first-line treatment; first-line batsmen

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