bearing scars or damages received in battle:
a battle-scarred warship.
showing the effects of hard wear or use:
a sale of battle-scarred desks.
The regiment was in highest spirits, battle scarred and with a glorious record of great achievements established.
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any of a class of warships that are the most heavily armored and are equipped with the most powerful armament. ship of the line. Contemporary Examples Sober and muted colors including shades of gray, one described in a local paper as ‘battleship,’ were prevalent. How World Wars Made Females More Androgynous Liza Foreman July 21, […]
- Battleship gray
a subdued bluish gray. Historical Examples This work confirmed the conclusion of the author and others that our battleship gray was too dark. Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
- Battle star
a small bronze star worn on a campaign ribbon by members of organizations taking part in certain battles or other wartime operations. a small silver star similarly worn, equivalent to five bronze battle stars.
- Battle station
the place or position that one is assigned to for battle or in an emergency.