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front row (plural front rows)

  1. In an auditorium or sports venue, the line of side-by-side seats closest to the stage, playing field, or other location where the activity of interest is occurring.
    • 2017 October 2, Jess Cartner-Morle, “Stella McCartney lays waste to disposable fashion in Paris”, in the Guardian[1]:
      The double-breasted blazer which is on every front row this season came with an elbow-length sleeve for spring, while jumpsuits, a signature of the label, came slinky and tailored or in a blowsier boiler suit silhouette.
  2. (Britain, rugby) The row of players who participate in a scrum with direct contact with the opposing scrum.
  3. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see front,‎ row.

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