Definitions for "War of Attrition"
An undeclared war between Egypt and Israel waged across the Suez Canal between the 1967 and 1973 Wars. The conflict was conducted through skirmishes and infiltrations on both sides and resulted in tremendous casualties.
a slow and often very bloody business, but if decisive action is not possible it's the only way left
a war in which neither side has an exploitable strategic or tactical advantage, and the continuation of the war is just the slow bleeding by both sides of their strength
form of warfare based on depravation of food, shelter, and other necessities; if successful, it drives opponents to surrender out of hunger or exposure