Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms
British Dictionary definitions for pugwash conferences

Pugwash conferences

pl n
  1. international peace conferences of scientists held regularly to discuss world problems: Nobel peace prize 1995 awarded to Joseph Rotblat, one of the founders of the conferences, secretary-general (1957–73), and president from 1988
Show More

Word Origin

C20: from Pugwash, Nova Scotia, where the first conference was held
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012