from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A soldier who is assigned to a position some distance ahead of a patrol as a lookout.
- noun A man who has a crucial, often hazardous role in the forefront of an enterprise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Mil.) the lead soldier in a foot patrol under combat conditions.
- noun a person who takes a conspicuous public position in proposing a new idea or initiating a new policy, who may become a target of criticism for those opposed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun military In
combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostileor unsecured territory.
- noun By extension, a most trusted
assistantor associate; the person to whom one would most rely upon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone who is the forefront of an important enterprise
- noun a soldier who goes ahead of a patrol
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