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arms race

noun

Simple Definition of arms race

  • : a situation in which countries that are enemies each try to build or collect weapons faster than the other can

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arms race

  1. :  a race between hostile nations to accumulate or develop weapons; broadly :  an ever escalating race or competition

1924

First Known Use of arms race

1924


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