battleground

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

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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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Most notably, Indonesia at the time of its crisis was a Cold War battleground. Daniel Immerwahr, The New Republic, "All Over the Map," 11 June 2019 But the district now has more registered Democrats than Republicans, and could be an election battleground in 2020. oregonlive.com, "Candidates seek appointment for Senate vacancy created by death of Jackie Winters," 4 June 2019 Gwinnett County is expected to be a key battleground in the contentious governor’s race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Voting hours in parts of Georgia extended after technical errors create long lines," 7 Nov. 2018 Knightley refers to her own body as a battleground earlier in the essay when describing in unapologetic detail her 2015 childbirth experience. Marci Robin, Allure, "Keira Knightley Pens Powerful Essay on the Realities of Childbirth and Sexism in Hollywood," 6 Oct. 2018 In 1759, the falls served as an important battleground during the Battle of Montmorency, part of the Seven Years’ War. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "North America’s Most Spectacular Waterfalls," 18 June 2018 The question of who can drip the hardest, to borrow a phrase from Migos, remains a current hip-hop battleground that’s yet to produce a conclusive winner. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Who Drips Harder, Gucci Mane or Quavo?," 1 Feb. 2019 The Democratic Party has picked Milwaukee to hold its 2020 national convention, choosing to nominate its challenger to President Trump in the battleground state of Wisconsin. Ken Thomas, WSJ, "Democrats Choose Milwaukee for 2020 National Convention," 11 Mar. 2019 Ninth-century Britain is a battleground of invading roughneck Vikings and the devoutly Christian Anglo-Saxons trying to hold them off. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "The Last Kingdom," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of battleground

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

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

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