from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flamboyant display of military power.
- n. A threat or implied threat to use military force.
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- n. Alternative spelling of sabre-rattling.
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- n. the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
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