from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a band of ancient Norse warriors legendary for their savagery and reckless frenzy in battle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of a class of legendary Norse warriors who fought frenzied and shirtless regardless of wounds (possibly due to ingestion of psychotropic and hallucinatory drugs such as Fly Agaric Mushrooms).
- n. One who fights as if frenzied, like a Berserker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wild warrior or champion of heathen times in Scandinavia.
- n. Hence A person of extreme violence and fury.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury
Battleprep is often referred to as a berserker state, but that is only partially correct.
“A berserker is a mortal born with uncommon speed and strength,” she said.
He could feel what the Nordic tribes called the berserker rage gaining control of him and he fought it off, not wanting to lose that control.
Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar, as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, adamantium claws, and a primal fury known as berserker rage.
The irony of Claudius as an urbane "berserker" may be picked up by the reader or teacher, but it ought to be handled very carefully before being dropped again.
The berserker is a killing machine host for the tribe’s god.
We use a variety of futuristic guns to take aim at every Na'vi, alien anima and hostile plant we see while levelling up familiar video-game abilities, such as berserker rage and health regeneration.
Punisher (they had Nick Fury in the last game, so why not ... give him a berserker bullet barrage as a Special Move ..)
It may be hard to portray a fighter whose style is clearly berserker as the good-guy, but that certainly tells us a lot about his personality; he fights for the purpose of fighting.
The central tragedy of this book is the arrival of the Red Army in late 1944, raping, butchering and smashing its way through a civilization more than half a millennium old in a bloodbath that was both berserker vengeance and cold ethnic cleansing.
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