pitched battle definition

  • noun:
    • a powerful battle fought in close contact by troops organized in a predetermined formation.
    • A fiercely waged fight or battle between opposing forces.
    • A hostile involvement involving sustained, full-scale battling between opposing causes in close combat.
    • An intense, rancorous debate or confrontation.
    • one in which the armies tend to be formerly drafted in type, with a typical personality associated with forces.
    • a fierce fight fought in close fight between soldiers in predetermined opportunities at a chosen time and location
  • verb-transitive:
    • a general struggle; a battle in which the aggressive forces have fixed positions; -- in difference from a skirmish.

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