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

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British troops in a deep-biting power drive outflanked Caen, eastern bastion of the 80-mile battlefront, seizing Troarn, nine miles east of Caen. Wes Gallagher, Houston Chronicle, "U.S. TROOPS CAPTURE MONTEBOURG," 9 June 2019 Price, performance, and power are the old battlefronts, though. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel's 9th-gen mobile Core chips aim for the high end, rocking 8 cores at up to 5GHz speeds," 23 Apr. 2019 More than 65 men signed the ultimatum demanding withdrawal from the battlefront by March 15. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "The One Time American Troops Fought Russians Was at the End of World War I—and They Lost," 9 Nov. 2018 Lee ultimately became Confederate commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, which fought one of the most crucial Civil War battlefronts, according to Debbie Truong, Washington Post, "The Confederate commander behind one of the greatest ‘what ifs’ of the Civil War," 7 July 2018 No disaster will ever be the same and no battlefront identical. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The C-130J Super Hercules Is Ready for the Worst," 9 Oct. 2018 Any moves by the states would open another regulatory battlefront. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "State Officials Weigh Joint Probes of Big Tech Companies," 25 Sep. 2018 In this new water-war battlefront, the New Mexico land commissioner argues that the rule of capture should not allow one state to negatively impact another’s aquifer. Jay Root, star-telegram, "New Mexico official: Texans are 'stealing' water and selling it back for fracking," 7 June 2018 The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world's women, both on the home and battlefronts. Sarah Betancourt, The Christian Science Monitor, "From paranurses to snipers: Exhibit focuses on women's WWII contributions," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of battlefront

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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