from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The line of positions from which fire is directed at a target.
  • n. The forefront of an activity or pursuit; the vanguard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The line from which soldiers fire their weapons at a target; especially the front line of troops in a battle
  • n. A row of shooters
  • n. The vanguard of an activity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the most advanced and responsible group in an activity
  • n. the line from which soldiers deliver fire


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