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Definition of "war-game" [war-game]

  • To engage in a war game. (verb-intransitive)
  • To simulate (a military operation or a proposed plan of action) in order to test validity or effectiveness under actual or assumed conditions. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "war-game" in a sentence
  • "Don't allow sexed-up war-game videos to hypnotize kids, some of whom then go on to get killed in the U.S. Army sequel to their childhood games."
  • "It was in this context that Colonel Gardiner made, in an almost offhand way, before we even began to war-game the Enigmatic Box on the Euphrates, a stunning allusion to an overlooked aspect of the Georgia crisis of August 2008, which had just then come to an uneasy, unstable pause."
  • "He knew of no way to war-game counterinsurgency, which included so many other social variables."