gunshot

noun gun·shot \ ˈgən-ˌshät \

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

  1. He was killed by a gunshot to the head.

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First Known Use of gunshot

15th century


GUNSHOT Defined for English Language Learners

gunshot

noun

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

gunshot

noun gun·shot \ ˈgən-ˌshät \

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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