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gunfire

[guhn-fahyuh r] /ˈgʌnˌfaɪər/
noun
1.
the firing of a gun or guns.
2.
Military. the tactical use of firearms, especially artillery, as distinguished from other weapons, as bayonets, torpedoes, or grenades.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; gun1 + fire
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British Dictionary definitions for gun-fire

gunfire

/ˈɡʌnˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
the firing of one or more guns, esp when done repeatedly
2.
the use of firearms, as contrasted with other military tactics
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