One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bus or coach used as a mobile operational centre during an election campaign.
- ‘Once politicians conducted whistle-stop tours of election hotspots - in the days when there were election hotspots - in trundling battlebuses.’
- ‘Gordon Brown is setting out in the Labour battlebus on Tuesday for the first of a series of pre-election tours.’
- ‘Liverpool also saw campaigners out in a battlebus, while on Camden's Maiden Vale estate leaflets were delivered door to door.’
- ‘So, sisters, it's time to get the battlebus back on the road again.’
- ‘Our open-top battlebus took to the streets on Saturday, and Paul has been enthusiastically greeted at meetings large and small throughout the borough.’
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