Definition of Pitched battle

1. Noun. A fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place.

Generic synonyms: Battle, Conflict, Engagement, Fight
Specialized synonyms: Agincourt, Austerlitz, Battle Of Austerlitz, Bannockburn, Battle Of Kerbala, Ardennes Counteroffensive, Battle Of The Ardennes Bulge, Battle Of The Bulge, Battle Of The Marne, Belleau Wood, Chateau-thierry, Marne River, Blenheim, Borodino, Bosworth Field, Bouvines, Battle Of Boyne, Boyne, Battle Of Brunanburh, Brunanburh, Buena Vista, Battle Of Bull Run, Bull Run, Battle Of Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill, Cannae, Battle Of Caporetto, Caporetto, Caudine Forks, Chaeronea, Chalons, Chalons-sur-marne, Chancellorsville, Chapultepec, Battle Of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Battle Of Chickamauga, Chickamauga, Battle Of Cowpens, Cowpens, Battle Of Crecy, Crecy, Battle Of Cunaxa, Cunaxa, Battle Of Cynoscephalae, Cynoscephalae, Al Alamayn, Battle Of El Alamein, El Alamein, Battle Of Flodden Field, Flodden, Battle Of Fontenoy, Fontenoy, Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, Battle Of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, Battle Of Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Battle Of Granicus River, Granicus, Battle Of Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal, Battle Of Hastings, Hastings, Battle Of Hohenlinden, Hohenlinden, Battle Of Ipsus, Ipsus, Battle Of Issus, Issus, Battle Of Ivry, Ivry, Ivry La Bataille, Battle Of Jena, Jena, Kennesaw Mountain, Battle Of Lake Trasimenus, Lake Trasimenus, Battle Of Langside, Langside, Battle Of Leuctra, Leuctra, Concord, Lexington, Lexington And Concord, Battle Of Lule Burgas, Lule Burgas, Battle Of Lutzen, Lutzen, Battle Of Magenta, Magenta, Battle Of Maldon, Maldon, Mantinea, Mantineia, Battle Of Marathon, Marathon, Marengo, Battle Of Marston Moor, Marston Moor, Metaurus River, Battle Of Minden, Minden, Battle Of Monmouth, Battle Of Monmouth Court House, Monmouth Court House, Battle Of Naseby, Naseby, Battle Of Omdurman, Omdurman, Battle Of Panipat, Panipat, Battle Of Pharsalus, Pharsalus, Battle Of Philippi, Philippi, Battle Of Plassey, Plassey, Battle Of Plataea, Plataea, Battle Of Poitiers, Poitiers, Port Arthur, Battle Of Puebla, Battle Of Pydna, Pydna, Battle Of Ravenna, Ravenna, Battle Of Rocroi, Rocroi, Battle Of Rossbach, Rossbach, Battle Of St Mihiel, Saint-mihiel, St Mihiel, Battle Of Saratoga, Saratoga, Battle Of Sempatch, Sempatch, Battle Of Pittsburgh Landing, Battle Of Shiloh, Shiloh, Battle Of Soissons-reims, Battle Of The Aisne, Battle Of The Chemin-des-dames, Soissons, Battle Of Solferino, Solferino, Battle Of The Somme, Somme, Somme River, Battle Of The Somme, Somme, Somme River, Battle Of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Spotsylvania, Battle Of Tannenberg, Tannenberg, Battle Of Tertry, Tertry, Battle Of Teutoburger Wald, Teutoburger Wald, Battle Of Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Battle Of Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Battle Of Trasimeno, Trasimeno, Battle Of Valmy, Valmy, Battle Of Verdun, Verdun, Battle Of Wagram, Wagram, Battle Of Waterloo, Waterloo, Yalu River, Battle Of Ypres, First Battle Of Ypres, Ypres, Battle Of Ypres, Second Battle Of Ypres, Ypres, Battle Of Ypres, Third Battle Of Ypres, Ypres, Battle Of Zama, Zama



Definition of Pitched battle

1. Noun. (military) A hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic by extension) An intense, rancorous argument or confrontation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Pitched battle

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1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"... the exact sense manoeuvring, as opposed to those movements which are aimed at securing, by means of a pitched battle, the greatest advantage obtainable. ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1909)
"Manoeuvring and the pitched battle The strategical system of the old monarchy has therefore two opposite poles—manoeuvring and the pitched battle. ..."

3. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"... soldiers such an overweening contempt of the barbarians, that now nothing would satisfy them but to be led forth to a regular pitched battle under the ..."

4. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1899)
"... and the Scots with them—They urge the Scots to fight a pitched Battle with the English—The Scots decline doing so, and explain their Motives—Invasion of ..."

5. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1901)
"... and the Scots with them—They urge the Scots to fight a pitched Battle with the English—The Scots decline doing so, and explain their Motives—Invasion of ..."

6. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1849)
"... and all his soldiers ; king Richard learning this by means of his scouts, came in an opposite direction to meet them, and fought a pitched battle with ..."

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