the line along which warring troops meet.
White thought children could tell the difference without adult assistance, and there the battle line was drawn.
Jill Lepore on When Life Begins and Ends in ‘The Mansions of Happiness’ Malcolm Jones June 20, 2012
Since then the battle line has become about three hundred miles long.
Behind the Scenes in Warring Germany Edward Lyell Fox
It was an odd defiance, a tugboat’s challenge to a German battle line.
The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
The big guns open on this battle line without a moment’s hesitation.
The Southerner Thomas Dixon
The word ‘comrade’ is getting us into closer touch all along the battle line.
The Debs Decision Scott Nearing
His men, unused to service, were formed in the swamp with the reserve only a few hundred yards in the rear of the battle line.
With the Swamp Fox James Otis
The Essex is on the right of the battle line, nearest the island.
My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field Charles Carleton Coffin
The appearance of the Rebel fleet,—the orderly formation of the battle line,—looked like work.
The Boys of ’61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
Like England in the battle line, we are only at the beginning of our effort.
Our Part in the Great War Arthur Gleason
There is a lull in the fight as Snipe goes riding along in rear of the battle line, seeking the New-Englanders.
From School to Battle-field Charles King
the line along which troops are positioned for battle
the battle lines are drawn, conflict or argument is about to occur between opposing people or groups
Battle of the, the final major German counteroffensive in World War II, begun December 16, 1944, and thrusting deep into Allied territory in N and E Belgium: repulsed January 1945. noun a swelling or an outward curve a sudden increase in number or volume, esp of population (Brit) another name for baby boom (Brit) the […]
- Battle of the atlantic
noun the struggle for control of the sea routes around the United Kingdom during World War II, esp 1940–43
- Battle plan
the strategy to be used in a military engagement. the plan for accomplishing a goal or dealing with a problem or difficult situation: the president’s battle plan for getting his legislation through Congress. Contemporary Examples Because Wall Street knows that everything has changed, as happens with any battle plan after the first skirmish. Sorry Obama, […]
an airplane designed for combat; warplane. Historical Examples Since June 14th, I have a battleplane of my own: a biplane, with 150-horsepower motor. An Aviator’s Field Book Oswald Blcke At Lufbery’s funeral it was announced that the battleplane which had caused his death had been brought down by French airmen. New York Times Current History: […]