pitched battle

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of pitched battle

:an intensely fought battle in which the opposing forces are locked in close combat

Examples of pitched battle in a Sentence

  1. She has been in a pitched battle with her ex-husband over custody of their children.

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First Known Use of pitched battle

circa 1616


PITCHED BATTLE Defined for English Language Learners

pitched battle

noun

Definition of pitched battle for English Language Learners

  • : a major battle that is fought by large groups of soldiers

  • : a long argument or fight between people who have become very angry or emotional


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