firing line

noun

Definition of firing line

  1. 1 :  a line from which fire is delivered against a target

  2. 2 :  the forefront of an activity —used especially in the phrase on the firing line

Examples of firing line in a sentence

  1. a brave soldier who was never far behind the firing line

1881

First Known Use of firing line

1881


FIRING LINE Defined for English Language Learners

firing line

noun

Definition of firing line for English Language Learners

  • : 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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