noun Date: 1881 the shooting of small arms with intent to scare or kill

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  • Gunplay — may refer to:* Gunplay (BDSM), using firearms in BDSM * Gunplay (comics), a comic series from Platinum StudiosIn film: * Gunplay (1951 film), directed by Lesley Selander, starring Tim Holt * Gunplay (1996 film), directed by Steve Emerson,… …   Wikipedia

  • gunplay — gun play n. An instance of the firing of small arms with the intent to kill or frighten. Syn: gunfight. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gunplay — also gun play, 1891, from GUN (Cf. gun) + PLAY (Cf. play) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gunplay — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ the use of guns …   English terms dictionary

  • gunplay — ☆ gunplay [gun′plā΄ ] n. an exchange of gunshots, as between gunmen and police …   English World dictionary

  • gunplay — noun The discharge of firearms, usually with violent intent and in confrontations. In the aftermath of the Iraq war, the streets of Baghdad were sometimes filled with gunplay …   Wiktionary

  • gunplay — /ˈgʌnpleɪ/ (say gunplay) noun gunfire, especially when occurring in a shootout …   Australian English dictionary

  • gunplay — /gun play /, n. the exchange of gunshots, usually with intent to wound or kill. [1880 85, Amer.; GUN1 + PLAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • gunplay — gun|play [ gʌn,pleı ] noun uncount the use of guns …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gunplay — n. gunfight; exchange of gunfire …   English contemporary dictionary

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