Definition of pitched battle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    pitched battle

    BrE BrE//ˌpɪtʃt ˈbætl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɪtʃt ˈbætl//
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  1. 1a fight that involves a large number of people The demonstration escalated into a pitched battle with the police.
  2. 2a military battle fought with soldiers arranged in prepared positions
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pitched battle