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
That could not have been proper procedure, when you walk into a room you assess the situation and you respond to what you see. If they( saw) my son laying there with a gunshot wound to his head you don't throw a sheet over his head and walk to the next person.
I know that they have gunshot wounds but that's the extent of the knowledge I have at this point, one adult is in our operating room.
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.
Middle schoolers havent developed the cognitive capacity of an adult to rationally understand the risk of firearms, and they likely cant tell the difference between having a loaded and unloaded gun, we know from Government Accountability Office reports that child safety programs dont work. As adults, we have a responsibility for safe stewardship of weapons. Expecting children to practice safe storage on our behalf just isnt responsible. With the recent school shootings and data from the American Academy of Pediatricsrevealing that 1,300 children die and more than 5,700 are treated for gunshot wounds each year, opponents say the schools decision is tone deaf. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The school disagrees. Wehave conditions in this country that have made this a political debate and its really not a political debate for us we feel like were doing right for our community.
We’re not sure how the gunshot wound was sustained.
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