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- Battle creek
a city in S Michigan. Contemporary Examples The show centers on two detectives with contrasting world views who must clean up the streets of Battle Creek, Mich. What’s Next For The ‘Breaking Bad’ Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and More Marlow Stern September 29, 2013 It was about a husband and wife team stalking Tony […]
- Battle cry
a cry or shout of troops in battle. the phrase or slogan used in any contest or campaign. Contemporary Examples His words had a crude elegance, a cross between a country western lament and a battle cry for the 21st century. The Media’s Pat-Down Frenzy Howard Kurtz November 21, 2010 The president’s fiery tax speech […]
- Battle cruiser
a warship of maximum speed and firepower, but with lighter armor than a battleship. Contemporary Examples The British had responded by sending a battle cruiser and threatening an international boycott. The Little Girl Who Welcomed Mossadegh to New York Michael Daly September 26, 2013 Historical Examples The battleship has 22 knots speed, the battle cruiser […]
Also called battledore and shuttlecock. a game from which badminton was developed, played since ancient times in India and other Asian countries. a light racket for striking the shuttlecock in this game. a 17th- and 18th-century hornbook of wood or cardboard, used as a child’s primer. to toss or fly back and forth: to battledore […]