war chest

noun

Definition of war chest

  1. :  a fund accumulated to finance a war; broadly :  a fund earmarked for a specific purpose, action, or campaign

Examples of war chest in a sentence

  1. The candidate held fund-raising dinners to build up his war chest.

1871

First Known Use of war chest

1871


WAR CHEST Defined for English Language Learners

war chest

noun

Definition of war chest for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of money that can be used by a government to pay for a war

  • : an amount of money intended for a specific purpose, action, or campaign

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