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firefight

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noun fire·fight \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌfīt\

Simple Definition of firefight

  • : a battle in which people shoot guns; especially : a usually short and fast gunfight between opposing military units

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of firefight

  1. 1 a :  a usually brief intense exchange of fire between opposing military units b :  a hostile confrontation that involves gunfire

  2. 2 :  skirmish 2b

Examples of firefight in a sentence

  1. a firefight between police and bank robbers



1899

First Known Use of firefight

1899


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