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gunfight (n.)

also gun-fight, a combat with handguns, 1889, American English, from gun (n.) + fight (n.). Related: Gunfighter.

updated on April 30, 2015

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Definitions of gunfight from WordNet

gunfight (n.)
a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten;
Synonyms: gunplay / shootout
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