slugfest

[ sluhg-fest ]
/ ˈslʌgˌfɛst /

noun Informal.

a baseball game in which both teams make many runs and extra-base hits.
a boxing bout in which the boxers exchange powerful blows vigorously and aggressively with little care for defense.
an intense conflict or combat.

Origin of slugfest

First recorded in 1915–20; slug2 + fest
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slugfest

/ (ˈslʌɡˌfɛst) /

noun informal

a boxing match in which opponents trade heavy blows
any sporting contest between powerful and evenly matched opponents
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