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warpath (plural warpaths)
- (historical) The route taken by a party of Native Americans going on a warlike expedition.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Schoolcraft to this entry?)
- (figuratively) A course of action that leads to battle or hostility.
This word is most often used in the phrase “on the warpath”.
course of action that leads to hostility