battleground

noun
bat·​tle·​ground | \ ˈba-tᵊl-ˌgrau̇nd \

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battlefield, field

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Examples of battleground in a Sentence

the verdant hill suddenly turned into a bloody battleground

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India is the latest battleground, with whispers that Spotify’s launch has been held up by licensing problems. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Vivendi Rides Spotify’s Coattails," 16 Nov. 2018 The good and the bad for Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin is a big battleground, in many ways, in the 2018 midterms. Dylan Scott, Vox, "A vicious Senate primary is hurting Republicans in Wisconsin," 10 Aug. 2018 So that's the House battleground, and the Democrats have a shot at taking the House back. Fox News, "Lessons from Tuesday's election results," 9 Aug. 2018 Colorado, a perennial political battleground, demonstrates the challenge for the GOP. CBS News, "Border chaos inflames GOP split with Latinos," 23 June 2018 There are other 2018 Senate battlegrounds, however, where POTUS is still very popular, such as Tennessee (+20), Mississippi (+23), and West Virginia (+27). Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Not Very Popular in the Heartland States He Won in 2016," 15 June 2018 In the science-fiction cities of the future, where skybridges and flying cars abound, the ground is often a battleground, abandoned long ago to the battlers or the trash. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "We shouldn’t abandon the cities we have for some amenities in the clouds," 14 June 2018 Included in the tour will be the Spanish Governor's Palace and Mission San Jose, a UNESCO World Site that includes San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which is made up of five missions, including the famous 1836 battleground, the Alamo. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "Spanish royals will visit San Antonio to mark its tricentennial and celebrate landmark art exhibit," 12 June 2018 Then come the airlift and the drifting descent, via glider, to the battleground, with a gentle whooshing sound that is to the Fortnite addict what the flick of a Bic is to a smoker. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds," 14 May 2018

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1573, in the meaning defined above

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battleground

noun

English Language Learners Definition of battleground

: a place where a battle is fought
: an area of conflict or disagreement

battleground

noun
bat·​tle·​ground | \ ˈba-tᵊl-ˌgrau̇nd \

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