in the line of duty

Definition of in the line of duty

  1. :  while doing one's job a soldier/policeman/fireman who was killed in the line of duty

Word by Word Definitions

lineplay
  1. :  a length of cord or cord-like material: such as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of

dutyplay
  1. :  conduct due to parents and superiors :  respect

    :  obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one's position (as in life or in a group)

    :  assigned service or business

  1. :  done as a duty

    :  being on duty :  assigned to specified tasks or functions


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