battle royal definition by Webster's New World
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- a fight or bout involving several or many contestants; free-for-all
- a long, bitterly fought battle
- a heated dispute
battle royal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. battles royal battles royal
- An intense altercation.
- A battle involving many combatants.
- A fight to the finish.
Origin: battle + royal, grand in scale.