a cry or shout of troops in battle.
the phrase or slogan used in any contest or campaign.
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 today was the battle cry liberals have been waiting for.
Obama Comes Out Swinging Howard Kurtz June 28, 2011
McPherson, a professor at Princeton University, is the author of the classic Civil War history battle cry of Freedom.
Obama’s Confederate Compromise Judy Pasternak May 20, 2009
James McPherson’s battle cry of Freedom is now, incredibly, 25 years old.
David’s Bookclub: Battle Cry of Freedom David Frum May 22, 2013
A slight becomes a battle cry; rumors of corruption prompt a crusade to be waged.
Ben Whishaw Takes On Bond in ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Newsroom’ in ‘The Hour’ Jace Lacob November 27, 2012
The Communist battle cry was: “Men of Mars unite; you have nothing to lose but your wives.”
Mars Confidential Jack Lait
That was their battle cry as they tried to wriggle under the legs of the crewmen.
The Glory of Ippling Helen M. Urban
He then ordered his trumpeters to sound the battle cry, and a volley was fired into the town; but no response came back.
The Real America in Romance, Volume 6; John R. Musick
Saying this I raised our battle cry of rally, well known to Douarnek.
The Casque’s Lark Eugne Sue
Their cabalistic watchword was “Paisano” (fellow-countryman), their battle cry “Independence.”
The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912 James H. Blount
a shout uttered by soldiers going into battle
a slogan used to rally the supporters of a campaign, movement, etc
- 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 […]
- Battle dress
military field uniform and accouterments, generally camouflaged and stripped of all ornamentation. Historical Examples This was his battle dress, and the only defensive armour which he wore. Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere Men in battle dress were establishing a perimeter around the clubhouse. And Then the Town Took Off Richard Wilson He was tall, taller […]
- Battle fatigue
a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active combat, characterized by excessive autonomic arousal, psychic numbing, and persistent reliving of traumatic experiences. Contemporary Examples But as time passed, more people began to suffer from battle fatigue. Letting Down Our Guard Michael Chertoff December 28, 2009 As battle fatigue grows in rebel-controlled areas, the […]