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2.
two (or more) countries who try to outdo each other in developing the most sophisticated and or powerful weapons, typically as matter of national pride.
related words: space race, patriotism
During the Cold War, the US and Russia built up extensive stockpiles of nuclear weapons in an arms race.
by ElPocoBiadlo October 26, 2003
 
1.
Competition between two or more nations, factions, or groups in which each participant strives to produce the most technologically advanced and destructive weapon.
The arms race between the former Soviet Union and the United States spurred many technological advances.
by Mark October 20, 2003
 
3.
Starting a beef with someone when you have damaging information on them. Especially when you have the upper hand.
"Hey Bitch you fucked me out of hooking w/ Tina!"

"You wanna arms race on this shit? You fucked my girl and you're still married... Do I need phone home!!!"
by DNofmynutz July 12, 2008
 
4.
competition existing between nations of great militaristic power to build the best weapons for protecting themselves (although the nations themselves won't admit this).
competition existing between nations of great militaristic power to build the best weapons for protecting themselves (although the nations themselves won't admit this).
by SteveCoutts October 24, 2003
 
5.
a form of cold war whereby two or more countries compete to gain an advantage in conventional and/or nuclear weapons, causing a spiraling upward of the destructiveness and number of these weapons held by each side
Nuclear Fusion weapons are a direct result of the arms race between the USA and the USSR in the 1950's
by Fabio Lione October 21, 2003
 
6.
in the cold war, they raced to build the atomic nug. you take one hit, and you are permanently blazed.
arms race, Piff smoke in my eyelids
by kush in my ball sac April 11, 2014
 
7.
The act of two or more countries stockpiling nuclear, biological and/or chemical weapons for use in a nonexistant war.
by matt October 23, 2003