shoot-out

noun
\ ˈshüt-ˌau̇t How to pronounce shoot-out (audio) \

Definition of shoot-out

1 : a battle fought with handguns or rifles
2 : something resembling a shoot-out broadly : showdown
3 : a shooting competition in overtime that is used to determine the winner of a game (as in soccer or hockey) tied at the end of regular play

First Known Use of shoot-out

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shoot-out was in 1948

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“Shoot-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoot-out. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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