Definition of gunshot
1 : shot or a projectile fired from a gun
2 : the range of a gun
3 : the firing of a gun
Examples of gunshot in a Sentence
He was killed by a gunshot to the head.
Recent Examples of gunshot from the Web
The Latest on gunshots and explosions at a mall, casino and hotel complex in the Philippines (all times local): 5 a.m.
Within minutes the three men were dead from multiple gunshot wounds, according to city officials in Greenville, Tex.
Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says two Miami-Dade County men suffered gunshot wounds in the dispute late Sunday along a popular stretch of Ocean Drive.
The pair of brothers were also the brothers of Murad al Adhal, who survived the May 23 raid with a gunshot wound.
Officers responded to reports of gunshots and found an unconscious man shot multiple times lying in a grassy courtyard where a large group of young people had been gathered.
The woman heard gunshots and then realized she had been shot in the lower back, police Officer Robert Heims said.
Inside the vehicle, officers found the woman shot to death and the 19-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
On Wednesday (May 24) morning at approximately 9:47 a.m. Mobile police found Newcomb lying on the floor of a hotel room with a fatal gunshot wound.
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First Known Use of gunshot
GUNSHOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gunshot for English Language Learners
: bullets fired from a gun
: the firing of a gun
: the distance that a bullet fired from a gun can travel
GUNSHOT Defined for Kids
Definition of gunshot for Students
1 : a shot from a gun
2 : the distance that can be reached by a gun
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