battle cry


noun

a cry or shout of troops in battle.
the phrase or slogan used in any contest or campaign.

Nearby words

  1. batting order,
  2. battle,
  3. battle clasp,
  4. battle creek,
  5. battle cruiser,
  6. battle dress,
  7. battle fatigue,
  8. battle group,
  9. battle jacket,
  10. battle lantern

Origin of battle cry

First recorded in 1805–15

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British Dictionary definitions for battle cry

battle cry

noun

a shout uttered by soldiers going into battle
a slogan used to rally the supporters of a campaign, movement, etc
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