- the positions at which troops are stationed to fire upon the enemy or targets.
- the troops firing from this line.
Origin of firing line
Words nearby firing line
How to use firing line in a sentence
When I was hiring people for Gawker, I wanted to hire people I really respected because I was afraid of people kind of stepping into the firing line of the internet by signing up for new Gawker.‘It’s not going to be nice’: Leah Finnegan is rebuilding Gawker with her editorial vision front and center|Kayleigh Barber|September 28, 2021|Digiday
Like our soldiers and sailors in all parts of the world, they are meeting freedom’s challenge on the firing line, and I salute them for their honor and their courage.Activism spurred political leadership on civil rights once. Will it happen again?|Patricia Sullivan|September 2, 2021|Washington Post
The clock is now ticking for the issuing of major data suspension orders by EU data protection agencies, with Facebook’s business first in the firing line.European Parliament amps up pressure on EU-US data flows and GDPR enforcement|Natasha Lomas|May 21, 2021|TechCrunch
Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.
The interior video shows the gunman firing the shot through the window.
Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
Is it any wonder that the interests of large corporations and unions get to the front of the line?
In this position, the line of cavalry formed the chord of the arc described by the river, and occupied by us.
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
I have drawn a Line between the figures at the extream changes, that next below the Line is the extream.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
My station was on the right of the line, where the breastwork, ending in a redoubt, was steep and high.
The engineer officer charged with preparing the line of retreat reported that the one bridge across the Elster was not sufficient.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for firing line
- the positions from which fire is delivered
- the soldiers occupying these positions