bat·​tle·​ground | \ ˈba-tᵊl-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce battleground (audio) \

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battlefield, field

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the verdant hill suddenly turned into a bloody battleground

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And now that wireless radios and battery endurance are approaching maturity, headphones are becoming the new hotly contested battleground for the companies that like to dominate the rest of our digital lives. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "The headphone wars have begun," 3 Oct. 2018 And while women across the battleground states each prioritized a different set of issues, one thing all women want? The Voorhes, Glamour, "I'm a Woman in a Battleground State. Here's What Politicians Don't Understand About Me.," 21 Aug. 2018 Hillary Clinton lost, too, though by just nine points, close to her margin in the traditional battleground of Ohio and closer than Barack Obama ever got. Andrew Rice, Daily Intelligencer, "Can a Democrat Ever Win in Texas?," 10 July 2018 Another key Senate battleground is in Northwest Miami-Dade, where moderate Republican Sen. Rene Garcia is term-limited and where Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters each make up about a third of eligible voters in Senate District 36. Steve Bousquet And David Smiley, miamiherald, "Democratic women ride wave of new candidates in Florida," 22 June 2018 Giuliani argued that, as much as the White House was trying to preserve Trump’s presidency by fighting on legal terms, the public relations battleground was just as vital. Washington Post, "Giuliani trying to influence perception of Mueller probe," 8 June 2018 Target the cookie The real battleground should be the cookie. Mark Dixon, Fortune, "GDPR Should Have Made Cookies Toast," 24 May 2018 The battleground looks to be in another district in the Philadelphia suburbs and in the Pittsburgh suburbs. Harry Enten, CNN, "Pennsylvania drowned Democratic hopes in 2016, but 2018 looks far different," 15 May 2018 Food and medical aid are a major battleground in the political showdown between Messrs. Maduro and Guaidó. Ryan Dube, WSJ, "U.S. Sanctions Venezuela’s Oil Chief, Says Food Aid Will Be Flown to Border," 15 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of battleground

1573, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of battleground

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


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