battle royal

noun \ -rȯi-ˈal \
variants: or battle royale

Definition of battle royal

plural battles royal or battle royals or battle royale or battle royales
1 a : 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 winner
b : a violent struggle
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

First Known Use of battle royal

1671


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