crossfire

or cross fire

[ kraws-fahyer, kros‐ ]
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noun
  1. lines of gunfire from two or more positions or combatants crossing one another, or a single one of such lines.

  2. a brisk exchange of words or opinions.

  1. a situation involving conflicting claims, forces, etc.

Origin of crossfire

1
First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for crossfire

crossfire

/ (ˈkrɒsˌfaɪə) /


noun
  1. military converging fire from one or more positions

  2. a lively exchange of ideas, opinions, etc

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