Meaning of “front bench” in the English Dictionary

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"front bench" in British English

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front benchnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfrʌnt ˈbentʃ/ us /ˌfrʌnt ˈbentʃ/

one of the two rows of seats in the UK parliament used by leading members of the government and leading members of the main opposition party (= the party not in government), or the people who sit in these seats:

The prime minister's reply was met with howls of laughter from the opposition front bench.
a former front-bench Treasury spokeswoman

(Definition of “front bench” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)