bat·​tle·​front | \ˈba-tᵊl-ˌfrənt \

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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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 The possibilities of Syrian battlefront clashes between the United States and Russia also have increased. Anne Barnard And Hwaida Saad, New York Times, "It’s Hard to Believe, but Syria’s War Is Getting Even Worse," 8 Feb. 2018 When battlefronts are online as well as on the ground? Jennifer Day,, "Timothy Snyder on 'The Road to Unfreedom'," 4 Apr. 2018 The next battlefront on the horizon for the White House may not be an internal one: Pompeo and Haspel will head to the Hill for confirmation to their new positions. Ali Vitali, NBC News, "Trump fires Rex Tillerson, selects Mike Pompeo as new Secretary of State," 13 Mar. 2018 And of course, Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) are on her tail, chasing the Mothership back to the battlefront to rescue Lucy from Rittenhouse. Dana Rose Falcone,, "See Abigail Spencer Meet Marie Curie During World War I in the Timeless Season 2 Premiere," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of battlefront

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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