bat·​tle·​front ˈba-tᵊl-ˌfrənt How to pronounce battlefront (audio)
: the military sector in which actual combat takes place
: 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 Hezbollah’s leader warned that a regional war with Israel was a realistic possibility, as fears grew that the conflict in Gaza could spill into a second battlefront with the Lebanese militant group. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2023 When the soldiers are not uniformed officers of the state and the battlefront is not a distant prospect, war becomes part of everyday life: sisters turn into comrades and villages produce battalions. Sarah E. Parkinson, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 In 2022, the 76th’s three frontline regiments were deployed (and mauled) in nearly every battlefront across Ukraine, fighting at the forefront of the battles of Kyiv, Izium, Popasna, Kherson, and Bakhmut. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 31 Aug. 2023 And just in the past few weeks, data scraping has emerged as a major battlefront in the new A.I. landscape. Bysage Lazzaro, Fortune, 29 Aug. 2023 Along the eastern battlefront, where Russian bombardment has reduced many cities and towns to smoldering ruins, Ukrainian defenders have spoken publicly of being taken aback at times by encounters with local people who refuse to believe that Russia is attacking. Laura Kingstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 Indiana is an emerging battlefront against the invasive plant hopper, which can devastate vineyards and harm other native plants and trees. The Indianapolis Star, 22 June 2023 What Does The Future Look Like? This AR mobility technology won’t be limited to use on the battlefront; both BMW and Volvo have experimented with the idea in road-going vehicles. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 18 July 2023 The Russian leader’s message was backed by a torrent of Russian airstrikes and artillery barrages along the 300-mile-long eastern battlefront, including on a steel mill where the last pocket of Ukrainian military resistance remains in the strategic southeastern port city of Mariupol. Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'battlefront.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of battlefront was in 1813

Dictionary Entries Near battlefront

Cite this Entry

“Battlefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on battlefront

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!