Definition of Gunplay

1. Noun. A fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten.

Exact synonyms: Gunfight, Shootout
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap



Definition of Gunplay

1. Noun. The discharge of firearms, usually with violent intent and in confrontations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gunplay

1. the shooting of guns [n -PLAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gunplay

gunning
gunningite
gunnings
gunny
gunny cloth
gunny sack
gunnybag
gunnybags
gunnysack
gunnysacks
gunocracy
gunpaper
gunpapers
gunperson
gunpersons
gunplay (current term)
gunplays
gunpoint
gunpoints
gunport
gunports
gunpowder
gunpowderish
gunpowders
gunroom
gunrooms
gunrunner
gunrunners
gunrunning
gunrunnings

Literary usage of Gunplay

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1908)
""The orphan" is introduced as an outlaw with every man's hand against him; evading pursuit and capture only by his wits and his skill in gunplay. ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"A gunplay would be most ill-advised, I assure you" Bob mocked the land-grabber. "You'd better let me have that pop-gun." He gently removed the little weapon ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"There have been definite attempts to emphasize intellectual speculation at the expense of a grosser kind of activity, such as the chase, gunplay, etc. ..."

4. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1908)
"Sometimes a player will watch you so close in them that you have to let him win or risk gunplay. Then again, the brake may go back on you, and you stop the ..."

5. The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries (1913)
"There is no "gunplay" as elsewhere in Louisiana—no shot-gun marriage; nor does the unfortunate girl suffer afterwards from stigma or blight of reputation. ..."

6. Why Europe Leaves Home: A True Account of the Reasons which Cause Central by Kenneth Lewis Roberts (1922)
"In the hearty Greek way there was wassail in Athens, to say nothing of rioting, knifing and gunplay. The houses of Royalists were smashed up. ..."

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