[ eest-west ]

  1. occurring between the East and the West, especially, formerly, occurring between the Soviet Union and the U.S.: East-West trade; East-West relations.

Origin of East-West

First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby East-West

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How to use East-West in a sentence

  • Western security controls were not primarily responsible for the low levels of East-West trade.

    East-West Trade Trends | Harold E. Stassen
  • The controls apply to a small percentage of the types of goods which made up East-West trade in the prewar years or in 1948.

    East-West Trade Trends | Harold E. Stassen