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  • n. A front, or a boundary between opposing positions.
  • n. A site of a conflict, effort, or controversial matter of any kind.
  • n. The site of interaction with outsiders, such as customers.
  • n. A low level.
  • n. attack, collectively the attackers or forwards.

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

  • n. the line along which opposing armies face each other


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  • But with so many heavily armored cavalrymen on the Persian lines extending beyond his own front line on both the right and left, it seemed an impossible situation.

    Alexander the Great

  • The front line of General Lim's 41st Division was pulverized.

    Blood Brothers

  • There was one other deficiency in his squadron that Linkman had need to face: the lack of a 'personal' FOO, now that he was becoming divorced from the front line where all three FOOs were located.

    First Clash

  • When they reached the village of Plissovo, which lay between the front line and their quarters, they were stopped by a group of grenadiers.

    Panzer Aces

  • This meant the Macedonian front line struck the Illyrian troops on their left, while the right side of the Illyrian line watched.

    Alexander the Great

  • He personally led his infantry forward against the Illyrians, though instead of striking their front line head-on, he employed a seemingly odd strategy of hitting the enemy with an angled formation.

    Alexander the Great

  • We were standing beside the road, when suddenly Oberführer Witt — jumping from hole to hole amid the artillery fire — approached from the direction of the front line with his operations officer, an older

    Panzer Aces

  • Brigade in front flank & in the rear. the front line was deper esed & a grate many of our boys jum ped over the breastworks & took after the Yanks capturing on of thare coulars Colonel Funk then told us if we did not get out of thare we would be all captured.

    Brand Civil War Collection: Letter from William Francis Brand to Amanda Catherine Armentrout, 1864 May 16

  • March another ten knocked-out Soviet tanks lay along the German front line and on both sides of the main road.

    Panzer Aces

  • In the winter of 1917 he found himself in the front line at Marcoing near Cambrai, and on 30 December was ordered to advance from the front-line trenches across open ground with eighty fellow soldiers.



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