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.
- Battle wagon
a battleship. Historical Examples The Chief looked out of the side port “Man, it looks like a battle wagon.” First on the Moon Jeff Sutton The charts had been made in that far future which the battle wagon had quitted forever and they revealed nothing about this sea. The Lost Warship Robert Moore Williams The […]
- Battle worthy
capable of engaging in combat; ready for battle: a decline in the nation’s battleworthy forces. Historical Examples Only when the choice lies between two heavens—the selfish and the unselfish—is the battle worthy the fighting! Idolatry Julian Hawthorne I present the battle of heroes,–a battle worthy of the muse of Homer. Beacon Lights of History, Volume […]
a broadax formerly used as a weapon of war. Slang. a domineering, aggressive, sharp-tempered person, especially a woman. Historical Examples battle-axe, boarding-pike, pistol, and dagger were the weapons. The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 John Lothrop Motley He had just felled one of the fiercest Amalekites with his battle-axe. Joshua, Complete […]