diplomatic relations involving the use or threat of military force, especially by a powerful nation against a weaker one.
diplomacy conducted by threats of military intervention, esp by a major power against a militarily weak state
A policy toward a foreign country that depends on the use, or threat of the use, of arms. (See big stick diplomacy.)
[guhn-boht] /ˈgʌnˌboʊt/ noun 1. a small, armed warship of light draft, used in ports where the water is shallow. 2. any small ship carrying mounted . /ˈɡʌnˌbəʊt/ noun 1. a small shallow-draft vessel carrying mounted guns and used by coastal patrols, etc 1793, from gun + boat. Gunboat diplomacy is from 1916, originally with reference […]
noun 1. a naval brig of the 18th century having from 8 to 12 guns.
noun An artillery man (1970s+ Army)
noun 1. an aircraft-mounted motion-picture camera recording the firing of all weapons on the gun-target line of the pilot.