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noun \ˈshüt-ˌau̇t\

Simple Definition of shoot–out

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shoot–out

  1. 1 :  a battle fought with handguns or rifles

  2. 2 :  something resembling a shoot-out; broadly :  showdown

  3. 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


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