any rough-and-tumble physical battle.
to engage in a dogfight with.
to engage in a dogfight.
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How to use dogfight in a sentence
Fighter crews today never see each other, unlike the dogfights of old.Chuck Yeager has died at 97, but the legacy of his record-breaking flight lives on | Rob Verger | December 8, 2020 | Popular-Science
You can issue commands with your controller of choice, but it lacks the urgency you need in the middle of a heated dogfight.Star Wars: Squadrons Crams Tons of Fun in a Tiny Cockpit | Patrick Lucas Austin | October 19, 2020 | Time
One strength of the winning program, created by a small defense contractor called Heron Systems, was its ability to aim its guns more accurately during the high-speed dogfight than the human pilot.An F-16 pilot took on A.I. in a dogfight. Here’s who won | Aaron Pressman | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
If he went on with his flight and there was much dogfighting, going and coming, he might not get home.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin | Al Avery
British Dictionary definitions for dogfight
close quarters combat between fighter aircraft
any rough violent fight
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