gunfight gunfight  /ˈɡən ˌfaɪt/


  • (n) a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten



  1. After a four-hour gunfight, one al-Qaeda member, Ramzi Binalshibh, was in handcuffs and two other terrorists lay dead on the floor.
  2. Three tough guys stare daggers at one another in the prelude to a triangular gunfight.
  3. Saddam was injured in the gunfight and fled, dressing as a bedouin and escaping Baghdad on horseback.


  1. Irving Police Kill Gunman in Domestic Dispute

    An Irving man has died after what police in a Dallas suburb said was a domestic dispute that ended with a gunfight with police officers.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station

  2. Bloomberg Gun Group Apologizes for Honoring Marathon Bombing Suspect

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was run over by his brother after a gunfight with police, was named as a victim of gun violence during an event held by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the anti-gun violence group run by New York City Mayor...        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Chattanooga woman shot in gunfight, drives herself to hospital

    A Chattanooga woman on a shopping trip drove herself to the hospital after she happened to notice she had been shot during a gunfight in a store parking lot.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press


  1. "We didn't let him. You have to protest a rule interpretation," West said. "In Joey's behalf, he had no idea, he was told to protest the game. So he went out there with a pocketknife to a gunfight."
    on Jun 24, 2007 By: Joe West Source: Forbes

  2. "It felt like going into a gunfight with a BB gun. Last night I felt like I was throwing under water," Wise said. "I want to help the team win, but if I'm dead weight, you have to fix it."
    on May 27, 2008 By: Matt Wise Source: USA Today

  3. But in an insightful analysis of the affair, the veteran journalist MJ Akbar said: "Tharoor's misfortune was to encounter an adversary who could out-Twitter him at high noon in the gunfight at IPL corral. Tharoor and Lalit Modi have more in common...
    on Apr 19, 2010 By: MJ Akbar Source: Independent

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