Definition of Dogfight

1. Noun. A fiercely disputed contest. "A prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract"

Generic synonyms: Competition, Contest



2. Verb. Arrange for an illegal dogfight.
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Stage

3. Noun. Disorderly fighting.
Exact synonyms: Hassle, Rough-and-tumble, Scuffle, Tussle
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap
Derivative terms: Scuffle, Tussle

4. Verb. Engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane.
Generic synonyms: Battle, Combat

5. Noun. An aerial engagement between fighter planes.
Generic synonyms: Battle, Conflict, Engagement, Fight
Derivative terms: Dogfighter

6. Noun. A violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling).
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap

Definition of Dogfight

1. Noun. A twisting turning battle between two or more military aircraft, especially between fighters. ¹

2. Noun. A fight between dogs. ¹

3. Verb. To engage in a battle between fighter planes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dogfight

1. to engage in an aerial battle [v -FOUGHT, -FIGHTING, -FIGHTS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dogfight

dogears
dogeate
dogeates
dogedom
dogedoms
dogeless
dogend
dogends
doges
dogeship
dogeships
dogey
dogeys
dogface
dogfaces
dogfight (current term)
dogfighter
dogfighters
dogfighting
dogfights
dogfingt
dogfish
dogfishes
dogfood
dogfooded
dogfooding
dogfoods
dogfought
dogfox
dogfoxes

Literary usage of Dogfight

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1889)
"... and knocks the end of his load against the ricksha, whose owner is temporarily engaged in witnessing a dogfight. Some of the paint is scraped off, ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1893)
"... manner in which her pupils vanished out of the schoolroom when the arrival of a packman was declared, or a dogfight heard, in which case, she was told, ..."

3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"... ending with a full account of a dogfight which a «snoozer of a cop» stopped with his club. So when Patsy came limping up the garden path this morning, ..."

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