Simple Definition of dogfight
: a fight between dogs
: a fight between fighter planes that are flying close to each other
: a fierce fight or struggle between people or groups
Full Definition of dogfight
1 : a fight between dogs; broadly : a fiercely disputed contest
2 : a fight between two or more fighter planes usually at close quarters
dogfighterplay \-ˌfī-tər\ noun
Examples of dogfight in a sentence
He was shot down in a dogfight over enemy territory.
The election has turned into a real dogfight.
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