front bench

noun

Definition of front bench

  1. :  either of the two benches nearest the chair in a British legislature (as the House of Commons) occupied by government and opposition leaders; also :  the leaders themselves — compare backbench

front–bencher

play \-ˈben-chər\ noun

Examples of front bench in a sentence

  1. He challenged the views of his party's front bench.

Circa 1889

First Known Use of front bench

circa 1889


FRONT BENCH Defined for English Language Learners

front bench

noun

Definition of front bench for English Language Learners

  • : the front row of seats on both sides in a British legislature (such as the House of Commons) where the leaders sit; also : the leaders themselves


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