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battle +‎ field


battlefield (plural battlefields)

  1. The area where a land battle is or was fought, which is not necessarily a field.
    • 1886, Ulysses S. Grant, Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant Chapter 35.
      The night of the 16th of May found McPherson's command bivouacked from two to six miles west of the battlefield, along the line of the road to Vicksburg
    • 1939 September, John D. Hewitt, “The Kington Branch of the G.W.R.”, in Railway Magazine, page 191:
      Though in the past it saw much of the unhappiness and strife of Border warfare—the great battlefields of Pilleth and Mortimer's Cross are nearby—it is now a quiet and happy place.


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