A detachment of troops sent ahead of a main force to reconnoiter and provide protection.
The vanguard; the forefront.
The leading forces in a military thrust.
The first available bellhop or page, as in a hotel: generally used as a call
The foremost part or area.
A line or position of direct and immediate contact or confrontation as with an enemy
(Music) The leading part or main melody in a harmonic composition
The action of one that leads; guidance; direction; leadership
The leading or most important position; forefront; vanguard
Any of various new or experimental trends or movements, as in the arts or popular culture
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