Definition of brinkmanship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbrɪŋkmənʃɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪŋkmənʃɪp//
(North American English also brinksmanship
BrE BrE//ˈbrɪŋksmənʃɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪŋksmənʃɪp//
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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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brinkmanship