- bearing scars or damages received in battle: a battle-scarred warship.
- showing the effects of hard wear or use: a sale of battle-scarred desks.
Origin of battle-scarred
First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for battle-scarred
The battle-scarred daytime TV vet agrees that Vieira could survive and even thrive, but offers a cautionary note.Can Meredith Vieira Break the Daytime Curse?
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Ryan is devoted to Attila, his battle-scarred and loyal war dog.Isabel Allende’s Controversial New Thriller
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From Lily's cringing back the Wildcat lifted the battle-scarred parrot.Lady Luck
Many of them advanced, battle-scarred, step by step from the ranks.The Forty-third regiment United States Colored Troops
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We would be as hideous as the brutal, battle-scarred Saracens.The Independence Day Horror at Killsbury
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Where does he first go when, battle-scarred and travel-worn, he reaches home?Real Soldiers of Fortune
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It was reduced to a score or two of weather-beaten, battle-scarred veterans.The Boys of '61
Charles Carleton Coffin.