gun-fire

gunfire

[guhn-fahyuhr]
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; gun1 + fire

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gunfire (ˈɡʌnˌfaɪə)
 
n
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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