capable of engaging in combat; ready for battle:
a decline in the nation’s battleworthy forces.
noun the coach that transports politicians and their advisers round the country during an election campaign
- Battledore and shuttlecock
Also called battledore and shuttlecock. a game from which badminton was developed, played since ancient times in India and other Asian countries. a light racket for striking the shuttlecock in this game. a 17th- and 18th-century hornbook of wood or cardboard, used as a child’s primer. to toss or fly back and forth: to battledore […]
a state of the U.S. in which the Democratic and Republican candidates both have a good chance of winning: the swing states of Ohio and Indiana.
Often, battlements. a parapet or cresting, originally defensive but later usually decorative, consisting of a regular alternation of merlons and crenels; crenelation. Historical Examples At this spectacle Banfy’s face suddenly glowed; he thought he saw a woman’s figure on the battlement of the tower. The Golden Age in Transylvania Mr Jkai She bent over the […]