firing line


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firing line

n.
1. The line of positions from which fire is directed at a target.
2. The forefront of an activity or pursuit; the vanguard.

firing line

n
1. (Military) military
a. the positions from which fire is delivered
b. the soldiers occupying these positions
2. the leading or most advanced position in an activity

fir′ing line`


n.
1.
a. the positions at which troops are stationed to fire upon the enemy or targets.
b. the troops firing from this line.
2. the forefront of any action or activity, esp. a controversy.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firing line - the line from which soldiers deliver firefiring line - the line from which soldiers deliver fire
line - a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
2.firing line - the most advanced and responsible group in an activity; "the firing line is where the action is"
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
Translations

firing line

nlinea del fuoco
to be in the firing line (fig) (liable to be criticized) → essere sulla linea del fuoco
References in classic literature ?
A second volley stopped them for an instant, and then my reserve sprang through the openings in the firing line to engage them with sword and shield.
He was her captain, and she a mere unit in the firing line.
Broad is no stranger to finding himself in the firing line in Brisbane, where the home crowd and press delivered a barrage of verbal bouncers in his direction on his last Ashes trip.
AB, it turns out, recently started trading tweets with CNN journo Jake Tapper over the proclamation the Londonderry GOPer issued during the '16 campaign--the one saying Hillary Clinton "should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.
Curators at Firing Line Museum of the Welsh Soldier in Cardiff Castle asked Dan to recreate the sculpture to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle in which hundreds of Welsh soldiers died and thousands were injured.
Curators Firing Line Museum of the Welsh Soldier in Cardiff Castle asked Dan to recreate the sculpture to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle, in which hundreds of Welsh soldiers died and thousands were injured.
DAZED Jonathan Sexton was targeted by the French BY PHIL BLANCHE WALES kicking coach Neil Jenkins accepts it will be difficult to protect Dan Biggar when France put the outside-half in the firing line next week.
Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier has collaborated with the National Army Museum in London to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle.
Look out Dortmund, Firing Line may be running head to head with you again on Derby Day.
STEVEN Pressley is pondering whether to pull goalkeeper Ryan Allsop (right) out of Rthe firing line and give Lee the firing line and give Lee Burge a start against Peterborough.
Many of us know from personal experience that when a message gets in the way of independence it often ends up with the messenger being in the firing line.
Since we find it very difficult to turn away anyone who wants to join us on the firing line, we have created a Masters Pardner Pass, which offers the opportunity for individuals to enjoy and experience the Masters without entering a team.