gunfight

[guhn-fahyt]
noun
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:
1650–60; gun1 + fight

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gunfight (ˈɡʌnˌfaɪt)
 
n
chiefly (US) a fight between persons using firearms
 
'gunfighter
 
n
 
'gunfighting
 
n

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Example sentences
The explosives detonated as a gunfight broke out with security personnel.
Three tough guys stare daggers at one another in the prelude to a triangular
  gunfight.
Rule one for surviving a gunfight is simple: bring a gun.
As the suspects ran up a steep flight of stairs, the officers engaged them in a
  gunfight.
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