gunfight : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • The idea of a federally mandated seven-day waiting period for the purchase of handguns has cleared a major hurdle, setting the stage for the legislative equivalent of the gunfight .
  • After a four-hour gunfight, one al-Qaeda member, Ramzi Binalshibh, was in handcuffs and two other terrorists lay dead on the floor.
  • Three tough guys stare daggers at one another in the prelude to a triangular gunfight.
News & Articles


  • Joe West in Forbes
    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."
  • Matt Wise in USA Today
    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."
  • MJ Akbar in Independent
    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...

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