Definition of brinkmanship noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

brinkmanship

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈbrɪŋkmənˌʃɪp//
 
(also brinksmanship
NAmE//ˈbrɪŋksmənˌʃɪp//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
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the activity, especially in politics, of getting into a situation that could be very dangerous in order to frighten people and make them do what you want engaged in a deadly game of political brinkmanship
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