cold war


the Cold War : the nonviolent conflict between the U.S. and the former U.S.S.R. after 1945

: a conflict or dispute between two groups that does not involve actual fighting

Full Definition of COLD WAR

:  a conflict over ideological differences carried on by methods short of sustained overt military action and usually without breaking off diplomatic relations; specifically often capitalized C&W :  the ideological conflict between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the second half of the 20th century — compare hot war
:  a condition of rivalry, mistrust, and often open hostility short of violence especially between power groups (as labor and management)

First Known Use of COLD WAR



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