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frontline

or front-line

[ fruhnt-lahyn ]
/ ˈfrʌntˌlaɪn /
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adjective

located or designed to be used at a military front line: a frontline ambulance helicopter.
of, relating to, or involving the forefront in any action, activity, or field: a frontline TV reporter.
highly experienced or proficient in the performance of one's duties.

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Origin of frontline

First recorded in 1910–15

Definition for frontline (2 of 2)

front line

noun

the visible forefront in any action, activity, or field: TV reporters are constantly involved in the front line of events.
Football. front four.
Basketball. front court (def. 2b).

Origin of front line

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for frontline

front line

noun

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)
  1. of, relating to, or suitable for the front line of a military formationfrontline troops
  2. British of, relating to, or suitable for public service and business employees who are in direct contact with the publicfrontline staff
  3. to the fore; advanced, conspicuous, etcfrontline news
  4. 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
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