- located or designed to be used at a military front line: a front-line ambulance helicopter.
- of, relating to, or involving the forefront in any action, activity, or field: a front-line TV reporter.
- highly experienced or proficient in the performance of one's duties.
Origin of front-line
Origin of front line
Examples from the Web for front-line
Contemporary Examples of front-line
When [lawmakers] looked at it holistically, did they want to take away equipment and technology from front-line security?SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson
December 2, 2014
In other words, the bulk of the front-line security for U.S. bases has been provided by private companies.Can Private Security Guards Protect Military Bases?
April 9, 2014
The women are Charlotte, who will become a front-line nurse, and Greta, who will pursue her ambitions as a singer.‘Generation War’ Lets World War II Germans Off Too Easily
January 26, 2014
But they still will be barred from front-line infantry and special-op forces.U.S. Eases Restrictions on Women in Combat, Still Bars Them From Front Lines
February 10, 2012
To some degree as well, Israelis calm themselves by being the region's only producer of front-line military equipment.Mideast Arms Sales Not So Bad
Leslie H. Gelb
April 12, 2011
Historical Examples of front-line
Then I want to get in the front-line trenches and go over the top.The Rover Boys Under Canvas
Arthur M. Winfield
Nearly every one had been diverted into the front-line battles.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930
They didn't know where they were, or how far it was to the front-line.The Glory of the Trenches
The German front-line system of defence was taken everywhere.From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917
I came back from the front-line all right and have since been hard at it firing.Carry On
- military the most advanced military units or elements in a battle
- the most advanced, exposed, or conspicuous element in any activity or situation
- frontline (modifier)
- of, relating to, or suitable for the front line of a military formationfrontline troops
- Britishof, relating to, or suitable for public service and business employees who are in direct contact with the publicfrontline staff
- to the fore; advanced, conspicuous, etcfrontline news
- of or relating to a country bordering on or close to a hostile country or scene of armed conflictleaders of the frontline states attended the summit