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

  • n. The executive or policymaking officers of an organization.


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  • At the office of the Spudsboro Gazette a Saturday calm prevailed, and when he asked for Mr. Carmichael, die lone woman in the front office pointed down a cor-ndor.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

  • It was pandemonium as Ms. Cope from the front office and Mr. Varner the math teacher tried to line everyone up alphabetically.


  • Every year, every competition, the Red Army Club was coming home with medals, and the front office was happy.


  • Teixeira was a highly touted prospect in '98 who expected to be drafted highly, until Dan Duquette's Boston front office offered him $1.5 million in a predraft deal.

    Pick Me! Yankees Remember Draft Day

  • The front office would start thinking that at last David Ward was trying to make something of him­self.

    Behold the Stars

  • It was the Yankees who were winning not only the battles on the diamond, but for in the front office battles as well, where General Manager Brian Cashman flat out-schooled Boston counterpart Theo Epstein.

    One Season

  • —Dave Newhouse, prior to the much criticized 1991 ouster of Harwell as Tiger broadcaster by Schembechler and others in the Detroit front office

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults

  • —Joe Sambito, at a mid-eighties roast for the four-foot-tall Astros front office man.

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults


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