cheval de bataille

French noun phrase

che·​val de ba·​taille shə-väl-də-bä-täʸ How to pronounce cheval de bataille (audio)
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“Cheval de bataille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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