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war cry

noun
1.
a cry, word, phrase, etc., shouted in charging or in rallying to attack; battle cry.
2.
a slogan, phrase, or motto used to unite a political party, rally support for a cause, etc.
Origin of war cry
1740-1750
1740-50
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  • After surrounding the house, the attacking party broke out into the war cry and challenged their foes to a hand-to-hand combat.

    The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
  • Formerly a war cry, and the signal for indiscriminate slaughter.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Nevertheless he persisted and at the fourth trial the war cry came, sending its signal of alarm all through the village.

    The Border Watch Joseph A. Altsheler
  • A Gallic war cry, signifying "Strike at the head—down with them."

    The Brass Bell Eugne Sue
  • We shall never again hunt buffalo and elk together on the prairie; we shall no longer sound our war cry against the Apaches.

    The Indian Scout Gustave Aimard
  • The war cry of the slum was characteristic: "To hell with reform!"

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • Funds are raised by means of the war cry and other periodicals.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Screaming a war cry and brandishing a scimitar, a Tartar galloped at him.

  • It had barely died away before the Kiowa war cry echoed shrilly through the night.

    Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell Gregor
  • He sprang to his feet and opened his mouth to let forth the war cry.

    The Border Watch Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for war cry

war cry

noun
1.
a rallying cry used by combatants in battle
2.
a cry, slogan, etc, used to rally support for a cause
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