from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rallying cry uttered in combat, especially while attacking.
- n. A slogan used by the proponents of a cause.
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- n. An exclamation troops yell out when going to war or battle.
- n. By extension, a strong motto or purpose statement, especially in regards to winning a goal in sports, games or work.
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- n. a slogan used to rally support for a cause
- n. a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
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Suddenly there came the sound of pounding feet, and once more the Thrakian battle cry filled the air.
My initials, A.A.O., deliberately evoked a Japanese expression that is more or less pronounced “ei-ei-oh,” an ancient battle cry that soldiers would shout three times in a row to get amped up—a Japanese version of “rah, rah, rah!”
They called themselves the Righteous Harmonious Fists and their battle cry was 'Protect the Ch'ing and kill all foreign devils!'
It has been the battle cry of Muslim warriors down the centuries.
In the following year, encouraged by the increase in the sense of national unity due above all to the growth of German commerce and industry, he effected the financial and economic-political reform, his battle cry being: "Protection for German Labour!"
It was immediately followed by the trilling battle cry of the Thrakians.
A ululating battle cry began from the enemy ranks, and they broke into a charge toward the Trojan lines.