frontier

[ fruhn-teer, fron-; also, esp. British, fruhn-teer ]SEE DEFINITION OF frontier

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The agitations and vexations of other governments stop at the Austrian frontier.

They may throw a sidelight on the great drama of frontier war.

Thence we have followed it to Mardan and across the frontier.

Thus the Mohmands cross the frontier and the action of Shabkadr is fought.

The dead man, they said, had desired to be buried across the frontier.

The situation was, however, complicated by the proximity of the Afghan frontier.

To effect this object, an alteration of the French frontier is indispensable.

On the 28th of May we reached the frontier of Lytokitok, the south-eastern boundary of Masailand.

Taylor concentrated his men at Corpus Christi, near the frontier.

I had with me, in the capacity of soldier-servant, a Cossack of the frontier army.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French frontier "prow of a ship, front rank of an army" (13c.), noun use of adjective frontier "facing, neighboring," from front "brow" (see front (n.)).

Originally the front line of an army, sense of "borderland" is first attested early 15c. In reference to North America, from 1670s; later with a specific sense:

Frontiersman is from 1782.

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