1. An intermediary computer that does set-up and filtering for another (usually more powerful but less friendly) machine (a "back end").
2. Software that provides an interface to another program "behind" it, which may not be as user-friendly. Probably from analogy with hardware front-ends that interfaced with mainframes.
She showed off a newly damaged piece on the front end of the train.
“I think all everyone is looking for on the front end of this is some transparency without having to fight for it,” she said.
To customers, the front end and the back end of the IT infrastructure are inseparable.
This transfer of income, from one generation of workers to another, works only when there are more at the front end than the back.
On the same theory, Obama needs to want to learn about how websites work on the front end and back end.
This man, who was in front end of way-car, was thrown to the ground.
Mortimer saw the other occupants of the train moving toward the front end.
In sections its front end appears as a ridge on one side or on the middle of the floor of the widened end of the medullary groove.
Every rope was brought to a ring at the front end of the sled.
On this particular morning Carter Brent was the only customer at the front end of the bar.