war-game

verb \ ˈwȯr-ˌgām \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of war-game

transitive verb
: to plan or conduct in the manner of a war game
  • war-gamed an invasion
  • Newsweek
intransitive verb
: to conduct a war game

First Known Use of war-game

1942


war game

noun

Definition of war game

1 : a simulated battle or campaign to test military concepts and usually conducted in conferences by officers acting as the opposing staffs
2 : a two-sided umpired training maneuver with actual elements of the armed forces participating

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First Known Use of war game

1828


WAR-GAME Defined for English Language Learners

war game

noun

Definition of war game for English Language Learners

  • : a military training activity that is done to prepare for fighting in a war


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