battle royal

plural battles royal or battle royals

Definition of BATTLE ROYAL

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
:  a heated dispute

Examples of BATTLE ROYAL

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

First Known Use of BATTLE ROYAL



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