battle royal

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noun \-rȯi-ˈal\
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battle royale

Definition of battle royal

plural

battles royal

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battle royals

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battle royale

or

battle royales

  1. 1a :  a fight participated in by more than two combatants; especially :  one in which the last fighter in the ring or the last fighter standing is declared the winnerb :  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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