line of defense

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Noun1.line of defense - any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something; "police are the major line of defense against crime"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
2.line of defense - defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
abatis, abattis - a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy
defensive structure, defence, defense - a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
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Taking into consideration deterioration of military and political situation in Afghanistan's Kunduz Province, which borders Tajikistan's Khatlon Province, the Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan together with other power-wielding structures of the country has completed work on creation of the second line of defense along the Khatlon stretch of the Tajik-Afghan border," an official source at the Ministry told Asia-Plus.
First line of defense (layer 1): Managers respond daily to risks at the operations level in order to be more efficient and effective in the long and short run and, ultimately, meet performance requirements in their business or strategic plan.
The first line of defense addresses how environmental health practices can control man-made and naturally occurring environmental conditions and thus prevent disease.
Coast 2050 also recommended that federal agencies dredge soils and ancient sandbars to create new marshlands; plug up the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet; and shore up barrier islands that are the first line of defense against approaching hurricanes.
This fraction of treated wood is considered to be exceptionally good quality at the first line of defense.
As far as the FBI is concerned, CPAs stand as a first line of defense in thwarting basic accounting fraud.
Disk arrays certainly have many advantages and when combined with tape delivers the most impenetrable line of defense.
Disinfectants, enzymatic agents, and detergents are the first and best line of defense against malodors, because these products can remove or kill the material causing the unpleasant smells.
Americans who value their freedoms had better wake up and make their voices heard before our nation's traditional last line of defense of freedoms--the court system--falls under the sway of Bush and his Religious Right cronies.
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BEYOND SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS The first line of defense is anti-virus software from companies such as Symantec (www.