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Battleground   /bˈætəlgrˌaʊnd/   Listen

A region where a battle is being (or has been) fought.  Synonyms: battlefield, field, field of battle, field of honor.

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"Battleground" Quotes from Famous Books

... ungoggled eyes with the sand they flung by handfuls into our faces. But we jammed on our hats; and the Gloria bore the onslaughts bravely, her voice drowned in the screaming of the wind, which might have been the war cries of those Moorish armies whose battleground this land had been ...
— The Car of Destiny • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... is Korea. While called the "Land of the Morning Calm," it has been the battleground of the eastern world for centuries. Japan on the east has looked upon Korea as a "sword pointed at her heart." China on the south has always felt that Korea practically belonged to her, while the Great Bear on the north has looked longingly for ages toward this coveted land. The same can ...
— Birdseye Views of Far Lands • James T. Nichols

... War in Florida dragged on. Gaines's command was assailed by the Indians near the old battleground of the Withlacoochee on February 27. In May, the Creeks aided the Seminoles in Florida, by attacking the white settlers within their domain. Success made them bold, and they attacked mail carriers, stages, ...
— A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year - Volume Two (of Three) • Edwin Emerson

... promised very solemnly to all that Jack asked, and the couple started on their hazardous journey into the interior of the country which was about to become the battleground of three nations. ...
— Jack North's Treasure Hunt - Daring Adventures in South America • Roy Rockwood

... Brenton smiled. "You saw my mother: a strong, self-reliant, self-willed character, threaded through and through with Calvinism. She was totally unselfish, yet totally self-centred. In the same way, she was always on a battleground between the claims of her own rampant freewill and her sanctified belief in predestination. It's not an easy thing ...
— The Brentons • Anna Chapin Ray

Words linked to "Battleground" :   battlefront, piece of ground, field of honor, front line, Armageddon, piece of land, parcel, sector, tract, Camlan, front, battlefield, parcel of land

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