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 […]
- Battle of the atlantic
noun the struggle for control of the sea routes around the United Kingdom during World War II, esp 1940–43
- Battle plan
the strategy to be used in a military engagement. the plan for accomplishing a goal or dealing with a problem or difficult situation: the president’s battle plan for getting his legislation through Congress. Contemporary Examples Because Wall Street knows that everything has changed, as happens with any battle plan after the first skirmish. Sorry Obama, […]