frontier has definitions from the field of geography
[ noun ] an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary

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(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

Family survival on our own Western frontier , for_example , could quite literally depend_on a man 's strength and ability to bring_home_the_bacon ; and the dependent wife seldom questioned his judgment about anything , including the marriage bed .

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

Thus at the same time that William_Henry_Harrison was preparing to pacify the aborigines of Indiana_Territory and winning fame at the battle of Tippecanoe , Anglo-Saxon settlement made a great leap into the center of the North_American continent to the west of the American agricultural frontier .

As the time drew_near for the drawing of the British American frontier by terms of the agreement of 1818 , the company suspected that the Pembina_colony - its own post and Fort_Daer - was on American territory .

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

As a consequence of the tensions thus produced in his thoughts and feelings , he wrote on_the_one_hand sketches of idealized hunting trips and on_the_other an anecdote of the village of Hardscrabble , Arkansas , where no one had ever seen a piano ; and he wrote also the masterpiece of frontier humor , `` The_Big_Bear_of_Arkansas '' , in which earthy realism is placed alongside the exaggeration of the backwoods tall-tale and the awe with which man contemplates the grandeur and the mysteries of nature .

[ noun ] (geography) a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country


"the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"

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(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

For the last two years , this frontier of the arts has produced a number of so-called `` non dramas '' which have left indelible , bittersweet impressions on the psyche of_this veteran theatregoer .

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[ adjective ] on the American frontier


"one of the last real frontier towns" "hardships of frontier life"

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(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

The popularity of local color literature before the Spanish-American_War , the steady currency of the Lincoln myth , the increased emphasis on the frontier west in our mass_media are cases_in_point .

On the other we have the flag_wavers and the national sentimentalists who have been willing to use any patriotic , `` frontier western '' or colonial material willy-nilly .

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[ noun ] an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development


"he worked at the frontier of brain science"

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