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gunplay

[ guhn-pley ]
/ ˈgʌnˌpleɪ /
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noun

the exchange of gunshots, usually with intent to wound or kill.

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Origin of gunplay

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; gun1 + play
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British Dictionary definitions for gunplay

gunplay
/ (ˈɡʌnˌpleɪ) /

noun

mainly US the use of firearms, as by criminals
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