battlefront

noun
bat·​tle·​front | \ ˈba-tᵊl-ˌfrənt How to pronounce battlefront (audio) \

Definition of battlefront

1 : the military sector in which actual combat takes place
2 : a place or context within which a struggle is fought … he had already served more than a decade as an attorney on the battlefronts of the civil rights movement.— Vincent Harding

Examples of battlefront in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web June thinks that's the main battlefront between the resistance and Gilead. Amanda Ostuni, EW.com, 5 May 2021 The battlefront this spring is also producing intraparty debate over values and beliefs. al, 3 May 2021 This conflict is televised and decentralized, the battlefront shifting every day. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2021 The next battlefront for voter suppression could be Texas, where the state's Senate recently passed a bill limiting poll times, banning drive-through voting and cutting voting accessibility. Aj Willingham, CNN, 5 Apr. 2021 Another battlefront is over whether affiliates should be included. Jing Yang And Dawn Lim, WSJ, 18 Dec. 2020 In any case, the real battlefront over the defense bill now concerns internet liability protections. Tom Benning, Dallas News, 8 Dec. 2020 When the Black Lives Matter protests began in May, Monument Avenue became a civic battlefront, and the Lee statue became a cultural center. Noah Robertson, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Dec. 2020 Now the future of that campus, a rare redevelopment opportunity in the heart of the Twin Cities, has sparked intense debate as neighbors push differing visions, threatening to turn it into Ramsey County’s new battlefront for affordable housing. Shannon Prather, Star Tribune, 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of battlefront

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 May 2021

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“Battlefront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battlefront. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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