front channel

[ fruhnt-chan-l ]
/ ˈfrʌnt ˈtʃæn l /

noun

one of the speakers in the front arc of a surround sound array: The sound design balances the dialogue to the front channels while the score resonates through the subwoofer.
an official, formally acknowledged forum for communication as used in business or government: The intelligence community should be preparing for foreign policy negotiations via front channels in some cases, and by back channels in others.

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Origin of front channel

First recorded in 1985–90

OTHER WORDS FROM front channel

front-channel, adjective
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