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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Located at a front
  • adj. Describing the most advanced or important
  • n. Alternative spelling of front line.

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