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 What scant footage did come in from the battlefront was shot by soldiers and was vetted. James Verini, New York Times, 19 May 2022 While the front lines have been fluid in some areas, with some villages changing hands repeatedly, clashes along a 300-mile battlefront have been punctuated by some decisive losses and gains. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 While the front lines have been fluid in some areas, with some villages changing hands repeatedly, clashes along a 300-mile battlefront have been punctuated by some decisive losses and gains. Laura King And Tracy Wilkinson, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 In 1972, after moving to Time, Mr. Halstead was back in Vietnam and drove to a battlefront near An Loc, in what was then South Vietnam, with reporter Leon Daniel and photographer David Hume Kennerly, both of UPI. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 On the battlefront, Ukrainian troops on Friday hoisted the country’s flag above the town of Ruska Lozova, north of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city. Matthew Luxmoore, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2022 Along a 300-mile battlefront in Ukraine’s Donbas region, Russian forces managed to capture a small town, Zarichne, the Ukrainian military said in an early morning operational report. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2022 In 1972, after moving to Time, Halstead was back in Vietnam and drove to a battlefront near An Loc, in what was then South Vietnam, with reporter Leon Daniel and photographer David Hume Kennerly, both of UPI. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Apr. 2022 Immigration has been a particularly contentious battlefront in the Texas v. Biden legal wars. Tierney Sneed, CNN, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of battlefront

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Battlefront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battlefront. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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