battle line


noun

the line along which warring troops meet.

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Origin of battle line

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for battle line

battle line

noun

the line along which troops are positioned for battle
the battle lines are drawn conflict or argument is about to occur between opposing people or groups
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