first-line


first-line
I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
1. : available for immediate effective combat service

first-line troops

first-line ships

2. : of the first quality or importance

there are in the area no potential first-line industrial centers — S.G.Hanson

a first-line tire

attended by 50 first-line business executives — American Standards Association

II. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ \ adjective
: being the preferred, standard, or first choice

first-line treatment of tuberculosis

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/ferrst"luyn"/, adj.
1. available for immediate service, esp. combat service: first-line troops.
2. of prime importance or quality.
[1895-1900]

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adj. of first resort

first-line drugs for HIV exposure

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/ˈfɚstˈlaın/ adj, always used before a noun
chiefly US
1 : used or chosen first

first-line treatment/therapy

2 : available to be used immediately

first-line troops


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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