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 To be clear, on one battlefront, our nation is fighting a virus. Daniel Barron, Scientific American, "Health Care Workers Don't Want to Be Heroes," 21 June 2020 The campus fight In the physical world, the battlefront of the culture war is almost always the quad. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Right-Wing Views for Generation Z, Five Minutes at a Time," 4 Jan. 2020 On March 16th, President Moon Jae-in declared greater Seoul as the new battlefront. Max S. Kim, The New Yorker, "Seoul’s Radical Experiment in Digital Contact Tracing," 17 Apr. 2020 The two world powers have added the coronavirus crisis to the other battlefronts – from South Asian sea power to trade and 5G technology – in their accelerating global competition. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, "Containing coronavirus: Why US, China compete about that, too," 30 Mar. 2020 That will mean spending big on the battlefront — public health efforts, like ventilators and masks — and asking personal and economic sacrifices from individuals to defeat the virus and get life back to normal again. Jim Tankersley, New York Times, "The U.S. Shut Down Its Economy. Here’s What Needs to Happen in Order to Restart.," 22 Mar. 2020 Every feature, from the virtual reality battlefronts to the eponymous race tracks, features an authentic sensory experience. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Andretti Indoor Karting & Games blends adrenaline with state-of-the-art tech," 3 Mar. 2020 Many had previously fled to the province from elsewhere in the country, and they are now trapped between the approaching battlefront and a sealed Turkish border to the north. Kareem Fahim, Washington Post, "Inside embattled Idlib province: A Syrian offensive wreaks terror on children," 26 Feb. 2020 To some, Valencia Street has become a battlefront in the larger movement to reclaim San Francisco streets from automobiles. Rachel Swan,, "A Valencia Street bike shop owner has launched an unlikely crusade. His enemy: a protected bike lane," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of battlefront

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Battlefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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