See also: battle-royal
battle royal (plural battles royal or battle royals)
- A fight involving three or more individuals, teams, or factions; fought until one person, team, or faction is left standing.
- 1952, Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, Penguin Books (2014), page 17:
- I was told that since I was to be there anyway I might as well take part in the battle royal to be fought by some of my schoolmates as part of the entertainment.
- A heated discussion or debate.