Definition of war chest
: a fund accumulated to finance a war; broadly : a fund earmarked for a specific purpose, action, or campaign
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The candidate held fund-raising dinners to build up his war chest.
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WAR CHEST Defined for English Language Learners
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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