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front line

noun
1.
front (def 9).
2.
the visible forefront in any action, activity, or field:
TV reporters are constantly involved in the front line of events.
3.
Football. front four.
4.
Basketball. front court (def 2b).
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20

front-line

[fruhnt-lahyn] /ˈfrʌntˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
located or designed to be used at a military front line:
a front-line ambulance helicopter.
2.
of, relating to, or involving the forefront in any action, activity, or field:
a front-line TV reporter.
3.
highly experienced or proficient in the performance of one's duties.
Origin
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for front line

front line

noun
1.
(military) the most advanced military units or elements in a battle
2.
the most advanced, exposed, or conspicuous element in any activity or situation
3.
(modifier) frontline
  1. of, relating to, or suitable for the front line of a military formation: frontline troops
  2. (Brit) of, relating to, or suitable for public service and business employees who are in direct contact with the public: frontline staff
  3. to the fore; advanced, conspicuous, etc: frontline news
  4. of or relating to a country bordering on or close to a hostile country or scene of armed conflict: leaders of the frontline states attended the summit
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