battlewagon noun A battleship (1920s+ Navy) A police patrol wagon (1920s+ Underworld) Historical Examples He was decorated again and given the battlewagon of an ailing four-striper. The Adventurer Cyril M. Kornbluth
a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle. a fight between two persons or animals: ordering a trial by battle to settle the dispute. any conflict or struggle: a battle for control of the Senate. Archaic. a battalion. to […]
wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing. n. “needless repetition in speaking or writing,” c.1600, from Greek battologia “a speaking stammeringly,” from battos “stammerer,” of imitative origin, + -logia (see -logy).
to repeat (a word, phrase, mannerism, etc.) excessively. (of writing or speaking) to repeat words, phrases, etc., to an excessive and tiresome degree.