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gunfight

[guhn-fahyt] /ˈgʌnˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a battle between two or more people or groups armed with guns, especially a confrontation between two gunfighters using revolvers in the frontier days of the American West.
Origin of gunfight
1650-1660
1650-60; gun1 + fight
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  • The gunfight destroyed his faith in his ability to do it—or most of it, anyway.

    The Draw Jerome Bixby
  • Natural target in a gunfight, and in a rough-and-tumble it gets them all tangled up.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for gunfight

gunfight

/ˈɡʌnˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
(mainly US) a fight between persons using firearms
Derived Forms
gunfighter, noun
gunfighting, noun
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