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cheval de bataille

[shuh-val duh ba-tah-yuh] /ʃə val də baˈtɑ yə/
noun, plural chevaux de bataille
[shuh-vohduh ba-tah-yuh] /ʃə voʊdə baˈtɑ yə/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a horse used in battle; charger.
2.
a favorite topic of discussion, argument, etc.
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