the exchange of gunshots, usually with intent to wound or kill.

1880–85, Americanism; gun1 + play Unabridged
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gunplay (ˈɡʌnˌpleɪ)
chiefly (US) the use of firearms, as by criminals

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Example sentences
Gunplay is intercut with closeups of bangled feet and floating lotus blooms,
  subtly indicating that it takes all sorts.
Tony still lives and so do the family, but there was some gunplay involved.
To sweeten the sermon there is also some light gunplay.
It includes coarse language, gunplay and some comic physical violence.
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