fronter

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Adjective[edit]

fronter

  1. (phonetics) comparative form of front: more front
    • 2004, Bernd Kortmann, Edgar W. Schneider, A Handbook of Varieties of English: A Multimedia Reference Tool, Volume 1, page 621,
      In the word start, the Maori English vowel is somewhat fronter, despite our general observation that BATH/START is backer than in Pakeha New Zealand English.
    • 2004, Elizabeth Gordon, New Zealand English: Its Origins and Evolution, page 149,
      Similarly, diphthong shift of /au/ (the MOUTH vowel) involves a first element fronter than [A] or closer (higher) than [a], for example [kευ] cow; diphthong shift of /ei/ (the FACE vowel) has a first element more open (lower) than [e], as in [plɛɪs] place (cf. RP [pleɪs]); diphthong shift of /ou/ (the GOAT vowel) involves a first element fronter and/or more open (lower) than [o], for example /kɐʊt/ coat (cf. RP [kɵʊt]).
    • 2007, Terry Lynn Irons, On the Southern Shift in Appalachian English, page 122,
      The full development is Quadrant 4 in which /e/ is fully reversed in relation to /ey/, both fronter and higher.

Noun[edit]

fronter (plural fronters)

  1. A person who or thing that fronts.
    • 1947 October 11, The Billboard, Gov′t Checks Ork Disk $$$, page 20,
      In the case of musicker′s salaries, the IR Department asks a recording band fronter to show if a fixed salary is guarantted to sideman, irrespective of the hours worked; [] .
    • 2002, Joe Catal, Telesales Tips from the Trenches: Secrets of a Street-Smart Salesman, page 167,
      Another point I'd like to bring up is the use of fronters. These are people who prospect for you.
    • 2012, D. Shadel, Outsmarting the Scam Artists: How to Protect Yourself From the Most Clever Cons, unnumbered page,
      By attending investment seminars or trade shows or dropping a business card off at a booth, you are sending a message that you are someone who is motivated to invest, which makes you more likely to say yes when the fronter calls on the phone.

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Noun[edit]

fronter

  1. indefinite plural of front