front row (plural front rows)
- 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:
- 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.
- (Britain, rugby) The row of players who participate in a scrum with direct contact with the opposing scrum.
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see front, row.