gunshot

[ guhn-shot ]
/ ˈgʌnˌʃɒt /

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.

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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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