shooting war


open conflict between hostile nations involving direct military engagements. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for shooting war

  • But Hengly can turn this world upside down and might even get a shooting-war going before they get here.

    The K-Factor|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)