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gun·fight

 (gŭn′fīt′)
n.
A duel or battle with firearms.

gun′fight′er n.

gunfight

(ˈɡʌnˌfaɪt)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) chiefly US a fight between persons using firearms
ˈgunˌfighter n
ˈgunˌfighting n

gun•fight

(ˈgʌnˌfaɪt)

n.
a battle between two or more people or groups using guns.
[1650–60]
gun′fight`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunfight - a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frightengunfight - a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
Translations

gunfight

[ˈgʌnfaɪt] Ntiroteo m

gunfight

[ˈgʌnfaɪt] néchange m de coups de feu

gunfight

[ˈgʌnˌfaɪt] nscontro a fuoco
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More than 20 NPA rebels were killed in gunfights with militiamen and soldiers of the 39th IB in the past three months.
Srinagar: A soldier and three Pakistani militants were killed on Tuesday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
He said three separate gunfights also took place between soldiers under the 60th Infantry Battalion and communist rebels in the village of Bollucan in Laak town, Compostela Valley.
A policeman was killed while two different gunfights also broke out in Poonch district of Jammu region on Sunday, with one resuming this morning as well, police said.
SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- Two militants were killed in separate gunfights with Indian troops in restive Indian controlled Kashmir, police said Wednesday.
One of my former firearms instructors at the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, Nashville, Tennessee, presented the results of a police study which indicated that most police gunfights occur within 3 to 6 feet of the suspect, last for 3 to 5 seconds, and result in the firing of four or five rounds.
Violence in Kashmir has dropped sharply since India and Pakistan started a peace process in 2004 but occasional gunfights are known to erupt between the rebels and Indian security forces.
I've talked to guys who survived shooting weak-hand who would have been killed otherwise because their strong hand was out of commission, and can't help but notice that in some 40 years of NYPD gunfights, 38 percent or more have been 1-handed shooting events.
Summary: More than 100 people have been killed in bomb attacks and gunfights in Nigeria's second largest city Kano.
Eight other suspected pirates were killed in gunfights with security forces in June and September in the nearby Sundarbans forest, from where many pirates operate in the Bay of Bengal.
Point man for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's anti-marijuana campaign, Nores describes the gunfights, helicopter drops, and stalking as camo-decked warriors protect the good citizens of California from pot growers.