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
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