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Definition of arms race noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

arms race

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɑːmz reɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrmz reɪs//
 
[singular]
 
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a situation in which countries compete to get the most and best weapons
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: arms race