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battle royal

noun

Definition of battle royal

plural

battles royal

or

battle royals

  1. 1 a :  a fight participated in by more than two combatants; especially :  one in which the last man in the ring or on his feet is declared the winner b :  a violent struggle

  2. 2 :  a heated dispute



Examples of battle royal in a sentence

  1. <the dysfunctional couple next door had another one of their battles royal last night>



1671

First Known Use of battle royal

1671


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