pitched battle

noun

Definition of pitched battle

  1. :  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.

Circa 1616

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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