Definition of Shootout

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

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



Definition of Shootout

1. Noun. A decisive battle, especially a gunfight. ¹

2. Noun. (football) penalty shootout ¹

3. Noun. (ice hockey) a series of penalty shots during which a tied game is resolved. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shootout

1. a battle fought with handguns or rifles [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shootout

shooting script
shooting spree
shooting sprees
shooting star
shooting stars
shooting stick
shooting sticks
shooting through
shootings
shootist
shootists
shootless
shootlet
shootlets
shootlike
shootout (current term)
shootouts
shoots
shoots one's load
shoots through
shooty
shop
shop-soiled
shop-walker
shop around
shop at
shop bell
shop boy

Literary usage of Shootout

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1. Police Violence in Argentina: Torture and Police Killings in Buenos Aires by Bell Gale Chevigny, Paul Chevigny, Americas Watch Committee (U.S.) (1991)
"The chief of the provincial police said that it was a shootout, just as, he claimed, Ingeniero Budge had been a shootout - this at a time long after the ..."

2. Human Rights Watch World Report 1992 by Human Rights Watch (Organization (1991)
"Following the shootout, Iraqi forces arrested seven men who lived on Block Four. ... The house in which die shootout was reported to have taken place bore ..."

3. Human Rights Watch World Report 1992 by Human Rights Watch (Organization (1991)
"Following the shootout, Iraqi forces arrested seven men who lived on Block Four. ... The house in which the shootout was reported to have taken place bore ..."

4. The Pacific by Ranginui Walker, William M. Sutherland (1988)
"If air defences are dense, the Tomahawk missile may be employed instead to deliver nuclear warheads.13 2) Naval-nuclear shootout: The Soviet and American ..."

5. Police Brutality in Urban Brazil by James Cavallaro (1997)
"Despite this physical evidence suggesting execution, as well as the absence of witnesses to corroborate the police version of shootout, no officers were ..."

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