Pitched-battle meaning

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An intense battle fought in close contact by troops arranged in a predetermined formation.
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A fiercely waged battle or struggle between opposing forces.
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A battle in which placement of troops and the line of combat are relatively fixed before the action.
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A closely fought battle of great intensity.
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(military) A hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat.
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(idiomatic, by extension) An intense, rancorous argument or confrontation.
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