noun, adjective
  1. informal seeking to intimidate by an aggressive display of military power

Words Nearby sabre-rattling

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How to use sabre-rattling in a sentence

  • In time we will know if this was nothing more than sabre rattling or an all out war for control of the GOP.

    The Gettysburg of the GOP Civil War | Dean Obeidallah | February 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • A single horseman came down the road at a leisurely trot, and passed on, his sabre rattling by his side.

    Who Goes There? | Blackwood Ketcham Benson