firefight

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noun fire·fight \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌfīt\

Definition of firefight

  1. 1a :  a usually brief intense exchange of fire between opposing military unitsb :  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


FIREFIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

firefight

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noun fire·fight \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌfīt\

Definition of firefight for English Language Learners

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

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