gunfire gunfire  /ˈɡən ˌfaɪ ər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of shooting a gun

Usage(s):

  1. That flurry of gunfire gave way to an eerie stalemate of more than an hour, during which neither side got off more than a few shots.
  2. Only the crackle of gunfire pierced the streets.
  3. Then I heard what sounded like gunfire, and I thought that really does sound like gunfire.

News

  1. Man Shot After Exchanging Gunfire With Police In South Boston

    A man was shot after exchanging gunfire with police in South Boston Wednesday night.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS Boston

  2. Gunfire into home rattles local couple

    Eight months after Makalla Knight found her boyfriend, Jeremy Priddy, beaten to death inside his Edmonson County home, her elderly grandparents were in the crosshairs of gunfire while they slept Tuesd
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bowling Green Daily News

  3. Gunfire reported in Gresham parking lot

    GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — Gresham police say gunfire erupted in the parking lot of an apartment complex, and gang squad investigators were looking into the shooting incident.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTVZ Bend

Quotes

  1. "Today, we stand with the millions of Iranians who brave batons, imprisonment and gunfire to have their voices heard and their votes counted," said McCain, Obama's opponent in the 2008 presidential race.
    on Jul 4, 2009 By: John McCain Source: Bloomberg

  2. "Luck and good fortune are not effective border enforcement policies," Abbott wrote. "The shocking reality of cross-border gunfire proves the cold reality: American lives are at risk."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Greg Abbott Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "We were caught in a war zone," umpire Simon Taufel told reporters on his return home. "The gunfire ...... it just kept going. We thought, when's it going to stop? Who's going to come and save us, how are we going to get out of here? I was...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Simon Taufel Source: Reuters

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