cold war



  • noun
    (written as Cold War)
    the period between 1945 and 1989, when a state of near-hostility existed between the USA and its western European allies (later NATO) on one side and the USSR and its eastern European allies (later the Warsaw Pact) on the other


  • noun the hostile relations between the former Soviet Union and the United States, and their respective allies, from around 1946 to 1989