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gunfight

[ guhn-fahyt ]
/ ˈgʌnˌfaɪt /
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noun
a battle between two or more people or groups armed with guns, especially a confrontation between two gunfighters using revolvers in the frontier days of the American West.
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Origin of gunfight

First recorded in 1650–60; gun1 + fight
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British Dictionary definitions for gunfight

gunfight
/ (ˈɡʌnˌfaɪt) /

noun
mainly US a fight between persons using firearms

Derived forms of gunfight

gunfighter, noungunfighting, noun
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