gunshot

[ guhn-shot ]
/ ˈgʌnˌʃɒt /
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noun

the shooting of a gun: We heard three gunshots.
a bullet, projectile, or other shot fired from a gun.
the range of a gun: The bear was out of gunshot.

adjective

made by a gunshot.

Nearby words

  1. gunrunner,
  2. gunrunning,
  3. guns,
  4. gunsel,
  5. gunship,
  6. gunslinger,
  7. gunsmith,
  8. gunstock,
  9. gunstock deformity,
  10. gunstock stile

Origin of gunshot

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at gun1, shot1

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British Dictionary definitions for gunshot

gunshot

/ (ˈɡʌnˌʃɒt) /

noun

  1. shot fired from a gun
  2. (as modifier)gunshot wounds
the range of a gun
the shooting of a gun
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Word Origin and History for gunshot

gunshot

n.

early 15c., "shot fired from a gun," from gun (n.) + shot (n.). Meaning "range of a gun or cannon" is from 1530s.

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