home front


noun

the civilian sector of a nation at war when its armed forces are in combat abroad.

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Origin of home front

First recorded in 1915–20

OTHER WORDS FROM home front

home-front, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for home front

  • Lacking a political approach with respect to Hamas, Israel has invested in defending its home-front while boosting deterrence.

    Israel: Stop Isolating Gaza|Benedetta Berti|April 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • Even so, the unprecedented series of catastrophes on the home-front of America overshadows everything.

    The Brain|Alexander Blade