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firing line

noun

Simple Definition of firing line

  • : a line of soldiers who are shooting at an enemy

  • : a place or position in which someone is not protected from attack or criticism

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of firing line

  1. 1 :  a line from which fire is delivered against a target

  2. 2 :  the forefront of an activity —used especially in the phrase on the firing line

Examples of firing line in a sentence

  1. a brave soldier who was never far behind the firing line



1881

First Known Use of firing line

1881


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