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
Chloe Bell, 17, died from gunshot wounds about 12:20 a.m. Thursday at Community Hospital in Munster, according to a news release from the coroner's office.
A female victim, who had a non-life threatening gunshot wound, told police a male suspect approached and demanded her car keys.
Brown, who suffered a minor gunshot wound in one arm, was arrested following a two-hour manhunt.
More: 1 dead, at least 1 hurt in shooting at Middletown bar Police responded to shooting at the bar and found Julian Johnson, 23, of Middletown, dead at the scene having suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said at the time of the shooting.
Shamar Curry, 32, was found sprawled in the street with a gunshot wound to the torso July 9, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Initial police reports state the shooting occurred after Oliver heard gunshots and witnessed the vehicle — a black Chevy Impala — reversing aggressively towards him.
Dothan police found Steffon Parreese Valentez Tolver, 26, dead of a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the Crossroads Baptist Church 2574 Westgate Parkway at around 10:34 p.m., police said.
Police, in a news release, said that officers responded at approximately 12 a.m. to a report of shots fired in the 1600 block of State Street, and officers found a man who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
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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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