firefight

[ fahyuh r-fahyt ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌfaɪt /
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noun

an exchange of gunfire between two opposing forces, especially a skirmish between military forces.

Origin of firefight

First recorded in 1895–1900; fire + fight
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firefight

/ (ˈfaɪəˌfaɪt) /

noun

a brief small-scale engagement between opposing military ground forces using short-range light weapons
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