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firefight

[fahyuh r-fahyt] /ˈfaɪərˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
an exchange of gunfire between two opposing forces, especially a skirmish between military forces.
Origin of firefight
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; fire + fight
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firefight

/ˈfaɪəˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a brief small-scale engagement between opposing military ground forces using short-range light weapons
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