available for immediate service, especially combat service:
of prime importance or quality.
acting or used as a first resort: first-line treatment, first-line batsmen
[furst-ling] /ˈfɜrst lɪŋ/ noun 1. the of its kind to be produced or to appear. 2. offspring. 3. a product or result. /ˈfɜːstlɪŋ/ noun 1. the first, esp the first offspring
noun, British. 1. the head of a board commissioned to perform the duties of a high office of state: First Lord of the Admiralty.
- First-loss policy
noun 1. an insurance policy for goods in which a total loss is extremely unlikely and the insurer agrees to provide cover for a sum less than the total value of the property
- First luff
noun phrase A naval lieutenant, senior grade (1850+ Navy)