from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cry uttered by combatants as they attack; a battle cry.
- n. A phrase or slogan used to rally people to a cause.
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- n. An exclamation intended to rally soldiers in battle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a cry or signal used in war.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cry or phrase used in war for mutual recognition or encouragement; a short pithy expression used in common by a body of troops in charging an enemy: as, “Saint George!” was the war-cry of England, “Montjoie Saint Denis!” the war-cry of France.
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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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Then Zau al-Makan and his companions rushed down from the hill crest, shouting, “Allaho Akbar!” and his men repeated the war cry and addressed themselves to fight and to sell their lives in the service of the Lord of Faithful Men; and while they were in this case, behold, they heard many voices voicing,
He heard the Kid's dreaded shouts, and, simultaneously, the rattle of fire-arms and the blood-curdling war cry of the Indians.
A moment later, Kel's war cry ripped through the village, shocking everyone within hearing distance awake.
Once again he shouted his clan war cry and waded into a pack of hissing, sword-wielding lizards.
The rimed norn, now icebrood, raised a deep-throated war cry and ran at the heroes.
The Thracians war cry had a special name in Greek, the titanismos.
With all the breath in her body Halysia screamed the war cry of the Zeleians.
In it four black, feather-bedecked children whooped in wild glee until suddenly Terry's war cry changed to a scream of panic.
The sight of him worked wonders; cheering, shrieking their war cry to Mars Invictus, the troops rallied and, with Octavian at their head, pounded along the gangway.
Zau al-Makan cried out his war cry and rushed upon Hardub, King of