or cross fire
- lines of gunfire from two or more positions or combatants crossing one another, or a single one of such lines.
- a brisk exchange of words or opinions.
- a situation involving conflicting claims, forces, etc.
Origin of crossfire
Related Words for cross-fireintersection, junction, give-and-take, networking, shower, salvo, hail, fusillade, bombardment, storm, volley, blast, gunfire, burst, firing, crossfire, attack, explosion, barter, shift
Examples from the Web for cross-fire
Contemporary Examples of cross-fire
When you haven't been in the cross-fire of a smart debater, you panic in the moment.Obama Should Have Spent More Time in Court
October 4, 2012
Historical Examples of cross-fire
His lordship listened, though with a cross-fire of interruptions.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Irene kept up a cross-fire of words with the vicomte and Velletri.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)
Alexandre Dumas pre
But, packed as they were, the cross-fire could not fail to be deadly.Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Being here encountered by a cross-fire from the store they were stopped.The Story of the Zulu Campaign
There was a babble of welcome, a cross-fire of question and answer.Regiment of Women
- military converging fire from one or more positions
- a lively exchange of ideas, opinions, etc