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also shoot-out  (sho͞ot′out′)
a. A gunfight.
b. A battle between military forces.
c. Slang A dispute or conflict to settle a disagreement: The marriage ended in a legal shootout.
2. Sports
a. A high-scoring period or game.
b. A means of resolving a tie in sports such as soccer and hockey, in which selected players from each team alternately take individual shots on a goal defended only by a goalie.
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a gunfight that must end in defeat for one side or the other.
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Noun1.shootout - a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frightenshootout - 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"
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Allam, who was also armed, fired back at his assailants but his foot was wounded in the shootout. He was transferred to Dar al-Amal hospital in Blbek.
But is there another factor that could influence the outcome in the unlikely event of the tie being decided by a shootout? In the Racing & Football Outlook on tuesday I mentioned research by professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta of the London School of Economics who found that in 59 per cent of the penalty shootouts he studied the team who kicked first won.
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The live trailer launch of her upcoming co- production, Shootout at Wadala, happened across five cities simultaneously on Saturday, with staged shootouts in public places.
An anti-narcotics agent and three drug personalities died in a shootout in the Zamboanga Sibugay capital town of Ipil, an official said Tuesday.
Bermudian striker Nahki Wells, on loan for a second season-long spell at Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers (QPR), helped fire the London side into the second round of the English League Cup after scoring in regulation and also from the spot in a penalty shootout against Bristol City on Tuesday night.
A man was killed in a shootout with police officers in Manila's Port Area on Monday evening.
Cairo, July 9 (BNA): Tunisia knocked Ghana out of the African Cup of Nations in a penalty shootout on Monday, extending the Black Stars' run of pain at the tournament for at least another two years.
No team was able to score the goal and even after the extra time too, at last game went into the penalty shootout.
The match went to spot-kicks and Pickford came into his own in the shootout, denying Josip Drmic in sudden death after scoring his own spot-kick as England won 6-5 on penalties.
ROCKFORD -- Former Chicago Wolves forward Jordan Schroeder scored in the third round of the shootout to give the Rockford IceHogs a 2-1 win over the Wolves on Wednesday night in Illinois Lottery Cup action.