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shoot–out

noun \ˈshüt-ˌat\

: a fight in which people shoot guns at each other until one side is killed or defeated

soccer or hockey : a competition that is used to decide the winner at the end of a tie game by giving each team a particular number of chances to shoot the ball or puck into the goal

: a competition between two people or groups that remains very close until the end

Full Definition of SHOOT-OUT

1
:  a battle fought with handguns or rifles
2
:  something resembling a shoot-out; broadly :  showdown
3
:  a shooting competition in overtime that is used to determine the winner of a game (as in soccer or hockey) tied at the end of regular play

First Known Use of SHOOT-OUT

1948

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