Definitions for skirmishˈskɜr mɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skir•mishˈskɜr mɪʃ(n.)

  1. a fight between small bodies of troops.

    Category: Military

  2. any brisk conflict or encounter.

  3. (v.i.)to engage in a skirmish.

Origin of skirmish:

1300–50 < OF eskirmiss-, s. of eskirmir < Frankish; cf. OHG skirman to defend


Princeton's WordNet

  1. brush, clash, encounter, skirmish(verb)

    a minor short-term fight

  2. skirmish(verb)

    engage in a skirmish


  1. skirmish(Noun)

    A brief battle between small groups, usually part of a longer or larger battle or war.

  2. skirmish(Noun)

    By extension, any minor dispute.

  3. skirmish(Noun)

    A type of outdoor military style game using paintball or similar weapons.

  4. skirmish(Verb)

    To engage in a minor battle or dispute

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skirmish(verb)

    to fight slightly or in small parties; to engage in a skirmish or skirmishes; to act as skirmishers

  2. Skirmish(verb)

    a slight fight in war; a light or desultory combat between detachments from armies, or between detached and small bodies of troops

  3. Skirmish(verb)

    a slight contest


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