U.S. Military. a close-fitting waist-length woolen jacket with snugly fitting cuffs and waist, formerly worn as part of the service uniform.
any of various adaptations of this jacket in men’s and women’s sportswear.
- Battery terminal
noun a post or lug on a battery to which a jumper cable may be attached, usu. Labeled + or -; also, the clamp at the end of a jumper cable Historical Examples Now touch the other end of the wire to the other battery terminal. Electricity for the 4-H Scientist Eric B. Wilson
- Battle lantern
a portable, battery-operated light for emergency use aboard a warship.
- Battle line
the line along which warring troops meet. Contemporary Examples White thought children could tell the difference without adult assistance, and there the battle line was drawn. Jill Lepore on When Life Begins and Ends in ‘The Mansions of Happiness’ Malcolm Jones June 20, 2012 Historical Examples Since then the battle line has become about three […]
Battle of the, the final major German counteroffensive in World War II, begun December 16, 1944, and thrusting deep into Allied territory in N and E Belgium: repulsed January 1945. noun a swelling or an outward curve a sudden increase in number or volume, esp of population (Brit) another name for baby boom (Brit) the […]