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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.



a gunfight that must end in defeat for one side or the other.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Rao Anwar is accused killing of an aspiring social media model, Naqeebullah Mehsud , in a controversial shootout earlier this month.
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In knock-out games in which a shootout is used to determine the end of a match (which ended in a draw during regulation and extra-time play), the team that shoots first wins approximately 61% of the time and the team that shoots second consistently underperforms the team that shoots first in terms of odds of a successful shot.
The State of Alaska is banking on upholding the tradition of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Great Alaska Shootout.
Summary: BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces engaged in a shootout with a man wanted on drug dealing charges in the Beirut suburbs highway leading to the Rafik Hariri Airport, the ISF reported Monday.
There is more than a 50 per cent chance that the winners of the World Cup in South Africa, which kicks off on June 11, will have to survive a penalty shootout en route.