Definition of cod war in English:

cod war

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noun

informal
  • Any of several disputes between Britain and Iceland in the period 1958–76, concerning fishing rights in waters around Iceland.
    More 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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