HyperDic: pitched_battle

English > 1 sense of the expression pitched battle:
NOUNactpitched battlea fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
English > pitched battle: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place.
InstancesAgincourtA battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively / decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415
Austerlitz, battle of AusterlitzA decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805)
BannockburnA battle in which the Scots under Robert the Bruce defeated the English and assured the independence of Scotland
Battle of KerbalaA battle in 680 in which the grandson of Mohammed and his followers were killed
Battle of PueblaA battle in which Mexican forces defeated the French in 1862
Battle of the Ardennes Bulge, Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes counteroffensiveA battle during World War II
Battle of the Marne, Belleau Wood, Chateau-Thierry, Marne RiverA World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918
BlenheimThe First Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy defeated the French in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession
BorodinoNapoleon defeated the Russians in 1812 in a pitched battle at a village in western Russia west of Moscow, but irreparably weakened / weakened his army
Bosworth FieldThe battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485)
BouvinesIn 1214 the French under Philip Augustus defeated a coalition formed against him in one of the greatest battles of the middle ages
Boyne, battle of BoyneA battle in the War of the Grand Alliance in Ireland in 1690
Brunanburh, battle of BrunanburhA battle in 937 when Athelstan defeated the Scots
Buena VistaA pitched battle in the Mexican War in 1847
Bull Run, Battle of Bull RunEither of two battles during the American Civil War (1861 and 1862)
Bunker Hill, battle of Bunker HillThe first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill
Cannaeancient city is southeastern Italy where Hannibal defeated the Romans in 216 BC
Caporetto, battle of Caporettobattle of World War I (1917)
Caudine ForksA battle in the Apennines in 321 BC in which the Samnites defeated the Romans
ChaeroneaA battle in which Philip II of Macedon defeated the Athenians and Thebans (338 BC) and also Sulla defeated Mithridates (86 BC)
Chalons, Chalons-sur-MarneThe battle in which Attila the Hun was defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451
ChancellorsvilleA major battle in the American Civil War (1863)
ChapultepecA pitched battle in the Mexican War that resulted in a major victory for American forces over Mexican forces at a locality south of Mexico City (1847)
Chattanooga, battle of ChattanoogaIn the American Civil War (1863) the Union armies of Hooker, Thomas, and Sherman under the command of Ulysses S. Grant won a decisive victory over the Confederate Army under Braxton Bragg
Chickamauga, battle of ChickamaugaA Confederate victory in the American Civil War (1863)
Cowpens, battle of Cowpensbattle in the American Revolution
Crecy, battle of CrecyThe first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War
Cunaxa, battle of Cunaxabattle in 401 BC when the Artaxerxes II defeated his younger brother who tried to usurp the throne
Cynoscephalae, battle of CynoscephalaeThe battle that ended the second Macedonian War (197 BC)
El Alamein, Al Alamayn, Battle of El AlameinA pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel
Flodden, Battle of Flodden FieldA battle in 1513
Fontenoy, Battle of FontenoyA battle in 1745 in which the French army under Marshal Saxe defeated the English army and their allies under the duke of Cumberland
Fort Ticonderoga, TiconderogaA pitched battle in which American revolutionary troops / troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775
Fredericksburg, Battle of FredericksburgAn important battle in the American Civil War (1862)
Gettysburg, Battle of GettysburgA battle of the American Civil War (1863)
Granicus, Battle of Granicus RiverThe battle in which Alexander won his first major victory against the Persians (334 BC)
Guadalcanal, Battle of GuadalcanalA battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943)
Hastings, battle of HastingsThe decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest
Hohenlinden, battle of HohenlindenA battle during the Napoleonic Wars (1800)
Ipsus, battle of IpsusA battle between the successors of Alexander the Great (301 BC)
Issus, battle of IssusA battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III
Ivry, battle of Ivry, Ivry la BatailleA battle (1590) in which the Huguenots under Henry IV defeated the Catholics under the duke of Mayenne
Jena, Battle of JenaThe battle in 1806 in which Napoleon decisively / decisively defeated the Prussians
Kennesaw Mountainbattle of the American Civil War (1864)
Lake Trasimenus, Battle of Lake TrasimenusA battle in 217 BC in which Hannibal ambushed a Roman army led by Flaminius
Langside, battle of Langside(1568) Catholic forces supporting Mary Queen of Scots were routed by Protestants
Leuctra, battle of LeuctraThebes defeated Sparta in 371 BC
Lexington, Concord, Lexington and ConcordThe first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
Lule Burgas, battle of Lule BurgasThe principal battle of the Balkan Wars (1912)
Lutzen, battle of LutzenA battle in the Thirty Years' War (1632)
Magenta, Battle of MagentaA battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
Maldon, Battle of MaldonA battle in which the Danes defeated the Saxons in 991
Mantinea, MantineiaThe site of three famous battles among Greek city-states
Marathon, battle of MarathonA battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians
MarengoA battle in 1800 in which the French under Napoleon Bonaparte won a great victory over the Austrians
Marston Moor, battle of Marston MoorA battle in 1644 in which the Parliamentarians under the earl of Manchester defeated the Royalists under Prince Rupert
Metaurus RiverA battle during the second Punic War (207 BC)
Minden, battle of MindenA battle in the Seven Years' War (1759) in which the English forces and their allies defeated the French
Monmouth Court House, Battle of Monmouth Court House, Battle of MonmouthA pitched battle in New Jersey during the American Revolution (1778) that ended with the withdrawal of British forces
Naseby, Battle of NasebyA battle in 1645 that settled the outcome of the first English Civil War as the Parliamentarians won a major victory over the Royalists
Omdurman, battle of OmdurmanA battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese
Panipat, battle of Panipatbattle in which the ruler of Afghanistan defeated the Mahrattas in 1761
Pharsalus, battle of PharsalusCaesar defeated Pompey in 48 BC
Philippi, battle of PhilippiOctavian and Mark Antony defeated Brutus and Cassius in 42 BC
Plassey, battle of PlasseyThe victory in 1757 by the British under Clive over Siraj-ud-daula that established British supremacy over Bengal
Plataea, battle of PlataeaA defeat of the Persian army by the Greeks at Plataea in 479 BC
Poitiers, battle of PoitiersThe battle in 1356 in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French
Port ArthurA battle in the Chino-Japanese War (1894)
Pydna, Battle of PydnaA major victory by the Romans over the Macedonians in 168 BC
Ravenna, Battle of RavennaA battle between the French and an alliance of Spaniards and Swiss and Venetians in 1512
Rocroi, Battle of RocroiA battle in the Thirty Years' War (1643)
Rossbach, battle of RossbachA battle in the Seven Years' War (1757)
Saint-Mihiel, St Mihiel, battle of St MihielA battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918)
Saratoga, battle of SaratogaA battle during the American Revolution (1777)
Sempach, battle of SempachThe Swiss Confederation escaped Hapsburg domination by their victory in 1386
Shiloh, battle of Shiloh, battle of Pittsburgh LandingThe second great battle of the American Civil War (1862)
Soissons, battle of Soissons-Reims, battle of the Chemin-des-Dames, battle of the AisneA battle in World War I (May 1918)
Solferino, battle of SolferinoAn indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
Somme, Somme River, Battle of the Sommebattle in World War I (1916)
Somme, Somme River, Battle of the Sommebattle of World War II (1944)
Spotsylvania, battle of Spotsylvania CourthouseA battle between the armies of Grant and Lee during the Wilderness Campaign
Tannenberg, battle of TannenbergA battle in World War I (1914)
Tertry, battle of TertryA battle in France in 687 among the descendants of Clovis
Teutoburger Wald, battle of Teutoburger WaldA battle in 9 AD in which the Germans under Arminius annihilated three Roman Legions
Tewkesbury, battle of TewkesburyThe final battle of the War of the Roses in 1471 in which Edward IV defeated the Lancastrians
Thermopylae, battle of ThermopylaeA famous battle in 480 BC
Trasimeno, battle of TrasimenoA battle in central Italy where Hannibal defeated the Romans under Flaminius in 217 BC
Valmy, battle of ValmyThe French defeated the Austrian and Prussian troops in 1792 (with a famous cannonade from the French artillery)
Verdun, battle of VerdunA battle in World War I (1916)
Wagram, battle of WagramA battle in the Napoleonic campaigns (1809)
Waterloo, Battle of WaterlooThe battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
Yalu RiverA battle in the Korean War (November 1950)
Ypres, battle of Ypres, first battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1914)
Ypres, battle of Ypres, second battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1915)
Ypres, battle of Ypres, third battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1917)
Zama, battle of ZamaThe battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively / decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War
Broaderbattle, conflict, fight, engagementA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
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