the act of shooting a gun
"the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
The act of discharging a firearm.
The sound made by a discharging firearm.
act of firing a gun; a shot
the distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun, so as to be effective; the reach or range of a gun
made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound
A gunshot is the discharge of a firearm, producing a mechanical sound effect and a chemical gunshot residue. The term can also refer to a gunshot wound caused by such a discharge. Multiple discharges of a firearm or firearms are referred to as gunfire. The word can connote either the sound of a gun firing, the projectiles that were fired, or both. For example, the statement "gunfire came from the next street" could either mean the sound of discharge, or it could mean the bullets themselves. It is better to be a bit more specific while writing however. "The sound of gunfire" or "we came under gunfire" would be more descriptive and prevent confusion. In the latter phrase, in particular, "fire" is more commonly used, as both words hold the same general meaning within the proper context.
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The distance of the point-blank range of a cannon-shot. The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun so as to be effective; the reach or range of a gun.
Made by the shot of a gun; as, a gunshot wound.
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noughts, shot-gun, shotgun
The numerical value of Gunshot in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Gunshot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Gunshot in a Sentence
It was frightening because I could hear the occasional gunshot...we waited a long time for the police to come and help us, many hours.
A total of 16 rounds were fired according to our gunshot detection system, and all of those occurred in approximately a minute to a minute and a half, as a result, what we know is that three people were shot and one person shot at in less than a two-minute timeframe.
He went in with eight gunshot wounds, a broken thumb/wrist, fractured jaw, split tongue, missing teeth, two collapsed lungs, and almost completely devoid of blood.
We’re not sure how the gunshot wound was sustained.
You never know what's hit you. A gunshot is the perfect way. (When asked how he would choose to die)
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