American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A front or boundary, especially one between military, political, or ideological positions.
- n. Basketball See frontcourt.
- n. Football The linemen of a team.
- n. Sports The players who play farthest forward, as in volleyball.
- adj. Located or used at a military front.
- adj. Of or relating to the most advanced or important position or activity in a field or undertaking: "leaders of the six black 'front-line states' bordering South Africa” ( Boston Globe).
- adj. Sports Of or relating to the frontline.
- adj. Sports Being a member of the regular team; first-string: a team in need of a frontline catcher.
“The Nuggets 'thin frontline possibly got even thinner when Jefferson and Nene collided with less than a minute to play.”
“The 6-foot-8, 265-pounder will be inserted into the starting lineup and will be asked to anchor the frontline from the outset.”
“The Bucks were able to get several easy baskets inside as they exploited Cleveland's thin frontline, especially Williams, who blasted down the lane for baskets without any defenders in his path.”
“But a return to the frontline is totally unrealistic.”
“Having served in frontline prosecutor positions with the federal government, we recognize the great importance of having Supreme Court Justices of great legal acumen, good judgment, and personal decency as well as the ability to construe and apply the law fairly and impartially.”
“Paying down the debt will free up money and it will allow us flexibility to invest in frontline services such as health care, education or the building of strong communities.”
“Their frontline is the best in the league, so a win here really builds the team's confidence.”
“The government has written to ACE asking them to pass on cuts of only 15% to the "frontline" - which it defines as ACE's portfolio of regularly funded organisations.”
“As all of us who work in frontline service know, it’s not that they CAN’T work, they choose not to work, bringing up any excuse imaginable to get out if any personal responsibilty on the matter.”
“The people who aren’t in frontline Policing fill in their OT forms and that’s it – fill yer boots.”
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