summit meeting


noun

a meeting or conference of heads of state, especially to conduct diplomatic negotiations and ease international tensions.
any meeting or conference of top-level officials, executives, etc.

Nearby words

  1. summerweight,
  2. summerwood,
  3. summery,
  4. summing-up,
  5. summit,
  6. summiteer,
  7. summitry,
  8. summon,
  9. summons,
  10. summum bonam

Origin of summit meeting

First recorded in 1950–55

Also called summit, summit conference.

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Culture definitions for summit meeting

summit meeting

Direct personal negotiations between heads of governments, especially meetings that took place between the leaders of the United States and the former Soviet Union.

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