- Greek myth the war fought between the gods of Olympus and the rebelling giantsSee giant (def. 3)
- any battle fought between or as if between giants
C17: from Greek gigantomakhia, from gigas giant + makhē battle
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In one of the pediments was a gigantomachy, of which some fragments have been recovered.
He was then publishing his 'Typhon, or the Gigantomachy,' and dedicated it to the cardinal, with an adulatory sonnet.The Wits and Beaux of Society
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