firing line

noun

Definition of firing line

1 : a line from which fire is delivered against a target
2 : the forefront of an activity used especially in the phrase on the firing line

Examples of firing line in a Sentence

a brave soldier who was never far behind the firing line

First Known Use of firing line

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of firing line was in 1881

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“Firing line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firing%20line. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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firing line

noun

English Language Learners Definition of firing line

: a line of soldiers who are shooting at an enemy
: a place or position in which someone is not protected from attack or criticism

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