[ bat-l-skahrd ]
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  1. bearing scars or damages received in battle: a battle-scarred warship.

  2. showing the effects of hard wear or use: a sale of battle-scarred desks.

Origin of battle-scarred

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby battle-scarred Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use battle-scarred in a sentence

  • For a moment or so the battle-scarred veteran and the famous young warrior stood, clasping hands.

    White Otter | Elmer Russell Gregor
  • "Old Ironsides" still survives, a weather-beaten and battle-scarred hull, but a precious memorial of the nation's glory.