(in World War II) the series of aerial combats that took place between British and German aircraft during the autumn of 1940 and that included the severe bombardment of British cities.
the Battle of Britain, from August to October 1940, the prolonged bombing of S England by the German Luftwaffe and the successful resistance by the RAF Fighter Command, which put an end to the German plan of invading Britain
- Battle of the bulge
Bulge, Battle of the, noun phrase The constant struggle to keep slim, to eliminate the bulge around one’s waist [1960s+; fr the name of the Ardennes campaign of late 1944 in World War II]
- Battle clasp
clasp (def 4).
- 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 […]