Definition of gunfight
: a hostile encounter in which antagonists with guns shoot at each other
gunfighterplay \ˈgən-ˌfī-tər\ noun
Examples of gunfight in a Sentence
There was a gunfight between the rival gangs.
Recent Examples of gunfight from the Web
Larretha Draughon was named to the Indiana All-Star team in 2008 but was tragically killed four years later in a gunfight.
The group, part of the 1880s historical re-enactment company Lagniappe Productions, travels the country doing Wild West comedy gunfight shows at fairs, festivals and corporate events.
The shooter then got into a gunfight with police, and was shot, officials said.
Navy Seal William Ryan Owens, 36, was shot and killed in action in January in Yemen during a nighttime raid when a gunfight broke out with al Qaeda operatives.
All this maneuvering and the competition for space led to a few skirmishes and gunfights.
During a gunfight in March in Central Kashmir’s Chadoora area, three young men were killed.
In one major gunfight last February in south Kashmir’s Frisal area, for example, four rebels, two soldiers, and two civilians were killed, while 25 others received bullet and pellet injuries.
Cell phone video by someone inside captured the start of the gunfight.
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First Known Use of gunfight
GUNFIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gunfight for English Language Learners
: a fight in which people shoot guns at each other
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