first strike

noun

Definition of first strike

  1. :  a preemptive nuclear attack

first–strike

play \ˈfərs(t)-ˈstrīk\ adjective

1956

First Known Use of first strike

1956


FIRST STRIKE Defined for English Language Learners

first strike

noun

Definition of first strike for English Language Learners

  • : a nuclear attack against an enemy before the enemy can attack

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