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Definition of first strike noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

first strike

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌfɜːst ˈstraɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɜːrst ˈstraɪk//
 
Conflict
 
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an attack on an enemy made before they attack you the threat of a strategic first strike See related entries: Conflict
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: first strike