firefight
noun Date: 1899 1. a. a usually brief intense exchange of fire between opposing military units b. a hostile confrontation that involves gunfire 2. skirmish 2b

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  • firefight — [fīrfīt΄] n. an intense, usually brief, exchange of gunfire between soldiers of small military units …   English World dictionary

  • Firefight — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Firefight Produktionsland Kanada …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • firefight — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ə(r)faɪt[/t]] firefights N COUNT A firefight is a battle in a war which involves the use of guns rather than bombs or any other sort of weapon. [JOURNALISM] U.S. Marines had a firefight with local gunmen this morning …   English dictionary

  • firefight — /ˈfaɪəfaɪt/ (say fuyuhfuyt) noun an exchange of gunfire: *A firefight then broke out between American troops on the ground and gunmen at the demonstration. –abc online, 2003 …   Australian English dictionary

  • firefight — /fuyeur fuyt /, n. an exchange of gunfire between two opposing forces, esp. a skirmish between military forces. [1895 1900; FIRE + FIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

  • firefight — noun A skirmish involving an exchange of gunfire …   Wiktionary

  • firefight — n. intense combat that involves using guns; skirmish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • firefight — noun Military a battle using guns rather than bombs or other weapons …   English new terms dictionary

  • firefight — fire•fight [[t]ˈfaɪərˌfaɪt[/t]] n. cvb an exchange of gunfire between two opposing forces, esp. a skirmish between military forces • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • firefight — noun 1. : a hostile confrontation that involves gunfire 2. : skirmish 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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