Definition of shooting war in English:

shooting war

Syllabification: shoot·ing war

noun

A war in which there is armed conflict, as opposed to mere threats, propaganda, or sanctions.
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  • Since 1749, wholesale prices rose 1.4 percent per year on average, but 12 percent in war years - including shooting wars, the Cold War - while declining 1.3 percent annually in peacetime.
  • What is the only shooting war that NATO has fought?
  • Like radioactive fallout, the affects of cyber warfare can devastate economies and civilizations long after the shooting war is over.

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