Definition of Line of defense
1. Noun. Any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something. "Police are the major line of defense against crime"
2. Noun. Defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack.
Specialized synonyms: Abatis, Abattis
Generic synonyms: Defence, Defense, Defensive Structure
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Literary usage of Line of defense
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1901)
"Broadly speaking, a natural line of defense is one that furnishes, in its geographic and physical features, obstacles that in themselves facilitate defense, ..."
2. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"forces to prevent a new line of defense from being formed; and after many delays Buell was sent eastward with his army to seize Chattanooga, a strong place ..."
3. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis (1881)
"Line of Defense.—Efforts to obtain Arms ; also Troops. KENTUCKY, the eldest daughter of Virginia, had moved contemporaneously with her mother in the ..."
4. Fatigue and Efficiency: A Study in Industry by Josephine Clara Goldmark (1912)
"THE OREGON CASE AND A NEW line of defense. Such an opportunity offered in the very same year. A laundryman was arrested for violation of the Oregon law ..."
5. The Tragedy of Russia in Pacific Asia by Frederick McCormick (1909)
"CHAPTER XI DESTRUCTION OF THE line of defense OF THE EASTERN EMPIRE THE land campaign was in full swing when the Russians retired from Korean territory in ..."
6. The History of the Confederate War: Its Causes and Its Conduct; a Narrative by George Cary Eggleston (1910)
"The new line of defense adopted by the Confederates was the Memphis and Charleston ... Furthermore it will be observed that this line of defense lies almost ..."