fight song

noun

Definition of fight song 

: a song used to inspire enthusiasm usually during an athletic competition

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On Thursday, the Northwestern band played the school fight song as guests filed onto Wilson Field in the new fieldhouse. Shannon Ryan, chicagotribune.com, "Northwestern unveils new Ryan Fieldhouse athletics facility," 6 Apr. 2018 The parade was full of the traditional pageantry: fire and police departments, a band from the Naval Academy playing the fight song, and politicians galore. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Annapolis Independence Day parade honors freedom of the press, especially for The Capital," 5 July 2018 For his college friends, the Penn State fight song sounds. Cassie Owens, Philly.com, "Where have all the musical ringtones gone?," 24 May 2018 But Berry said Kennedy often prayed when most students were in the stands, singing the fight song or high-fiving family members. Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times, "Attorneys for ex-Bremerton football coach who prayed after games petition Supreme Court," 25 June 2018 That's when Travis Williams, Auburn's linebackers coach, posted a video of his daughter, Reign, singing the Tigers' fight song along with him. Tom Green, AL.com, "What has made Auburn's Travis Williams such a successful recruiter?," 2 May 2018 This season ended with Tar Heel walk-ons on the court and the Texas A&M band playing the school’s fight song at the buzzer. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "No Confetti for North Carolina This Year as Texas A&M Sends Tar Heels Home," 18 Mar. 2018 Before their first dance, Jess and Barney led guests in an enthusiastic rendering of the Eagles fight song. Philly.com, "Philadelphia weddings: Jessica Atkinson and Barnett Pearlstein," 1 June 2018 Wearing black gown and bright red hood, Winfrey led the graduates into the auditorium along with the school’s dean, Willow Bay, as the USC marching band played its fight songs. Washington Post, "Oprah keeps it unpresidential in address to California grads," 11 May 2018

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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