Frontier: The boundaries of a country usually marked out by lines of posts. A frontier is a line either natural or artificial, dividing two states. This line may be straight or may contain a salient bend, a re-entrant bend, or a double re-entrant with salient between. In the case of a straight frontier neither country possesses any advantage. In the case of a frontier with a salient bend the side possessing it may be said to be on the offensive. [1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.141.

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