Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a battle in which placement of troops and the line of combat are relatively fixed before the action
- a closely fought battle of great intensity
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- An intense battle fought in close contact by troops arranged in a predetermined formation.
- A fiercely waged battle or struggle between opposing forces.