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