arms race

noun

Definition of arms race

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

1921

First Known Use of arms race

1921


ARMS RACE Defined for English Language Learners

arms race

noun

Definition of arms race for English Language Learners

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


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