Definition of cod war in English:

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cod war


Any of several disputes between Britain and Iceland in the period 1958–76, concerning fishing rights in waters around Iceland.
Example sentences
  • Relations between Britain and Iceland reached crisis point during a series of ‘cod wars’ in the 1960s.
  • During the 1970s he spent several holidays serving on a supply ship during the Icelandic cod wars.
  • One of the few twentieth-century wars to produce an unambiguous victor was the Icelandic cod war.
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