formal Begin fighting: the armies of the north and south joined battle
More example sentences
- This area - national security - might not have been the best place for joining battle last week, but battle is joined.
- We're here to mark that day in history when the allied armies joined battle to reclaim this continent to liberty.
- He gave chase for five days and then engaged the enemy, despite four of his ships lagging behind and their captains failing to join battle.
More definitions of join battleDefinition of join battle in:
- The US English dictionary