slugfest - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    in baseball and boxing, a hard contest between opponents who are evenly matched

    The Seahawks are currently playing at Soldier Field in Chicago in a game that promises to be a slugfest.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/06/2014
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    a long and hard contest between two equal opponents in which an easy victory is impossible

    The dramatic angle is that the companies are gearing up for what could be a slugfest.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/06/2014