Definition of Gunshot

1. Noun. The act of shooting a gun. "They retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

Exact synonyms: Gunfire
Generic synonyms: Shooting, Shot
Specialized synonyms: Enfilade, Enfilade Fire, Snipe



Definition of Gunshot

1. n. Act of firing a gun; a shot.

2. a. Made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound.

Definition of Gunshot

1. Noun. The act of discharging a firearm. ¹

2. Noun. The sound made by a discharging firearm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gunshot

1. a projectile fired from a gun [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gunshot

gunports
gunpowder
gunpowderish
gunpowders
gunroom
gunrooms
gunrunner
gunrunners
gunrunning
gunrunnings
guns
gunsels
gunship
gunships
gunshot (current term)
gunshot wound
gunshots
gunshy
gunsight
gunsights
gunslinger
gunslingers
gunslinging
gunslingings
gunsmith
gunsmitheries
gunsmithery
gunsmithies
gunsmithing

Literary usage of Gunshot

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1881)
"gunshot Fracture of Left Orbit and Petrous Rime; Recovery. ... Fracture of frontal bone by gunshot. Destruction of left eye and partial deafness of left ear ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1879)
"The book is well arranged under sections:— I. gunshot injuries and the ... On the characteristic features and distinguishing signs of gunshot injuries. IV. ..."

3. A Manual of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1880)
"gunshot wounds are of the contused kind, but they differ from other •wounds in the fact ... The medico-legal questions which arise out of gunshot wounds, ..."

4. A System of surgery v.2: Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Operative by Samuel David Gross (1872)
"The frequency of these injuries, as compared with gunshot wounds of other ... The number of cases of gunshot injuries of the head, reported during the late ..."

5. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1921)
"Repair is so rapid in non-infected comminuted gunshot fractures as ... In gunshot fractures without comminution the period for repair does not differ ..."

6. The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries by John Eric Erichsen (1869)
"gunshot WOUNDS. AMONGST the special varieties of contused and lacerated wounds, none are of more interest than the different forms of gunshot ..."

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