- a cry or shout of troops in battle.
- the phrase or slogan used in any contest or campaign.
Origin of battle cry
Examples from the Web for battle cry
Historical Examples of battle cry
"Darwinismus" became the battle-cry of the militant spirits of that time.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Suddenly there burst from the Norman lines their battle-cry of 'God aid us!'Stories from English History
Hilda T. Skae
He died with the battle-cry in his throat, and his death was as great as his life.Cuore (Heart)
Edmondo De Amicis
"It matters not what they use for their battle-cry," he was shouting.The Lost Continent
C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
With the battle-cry of his tribe, he flung his huge body on the gladiator.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete
- a shout uttered by soldiers going into battle
- a slogan used to rally the supporters of a campaign, movement, etc