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English definition of “front line”

front line

the front line the place where soldiers fight in a war Places involved in military activityThe armed forces generally a position of direct and important influence : doctors working in the front line of medicine Power to control
front-line     /ˈfrʌntlaɪn/ adjective [always before noun] front-line troops
(Definition of front line noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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