What does gunshot mean?

Definitions for gunshot
ˈgʌnˌʃɒtgun·shot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gunfire, gunshotnoun

    the act of shooting a gun

    "the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

Wiktionary

  1. gunshotnoun

    The act of discharging a firearm.

  2. gunshotnoun

    The sound made by a discharging firearm.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gunshotadjective

    Made by the shot of a gun.

    The greater symptoms I have translated to gunshot wounds. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

  2. Gunshotnoun

    The reach or range of a gun; the space to which a shot can be thrown.

    Etymology: gun and shot.

    Those who are come over to the royal party are supposed to be out of gunshot. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. gunshot

    A gunshot refers to the act of discharging a gun or firearm, often involving the projection of force from a sudden release of a high-speed gas. It can also refer to the sound produced by this action or the projectile that is discharged from the firearm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gunshotnoun

    act of firing a gun; a shot

  2. Gunshotnoun

    the distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun, so as to be effective; the reach or range of a gun

  3. Gunshotadjective

    made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound

Wikidata

  1. Gunshot

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gunshot

    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.

  2. gunshot

    Made by the shot of a gun; as, a gunshot wound.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunshot in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunshot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gunshot in a Sentence

  1. Bianca Johnson:

    Officers arrived and located multiple victims. At this time, we have a total of nine victims suffering from gunshot wounds as a result of the shooting, of the nine, one of the adult victims is deceased.

  2. Oleh Syniehubov:

    There are bodies with a rope around the neck, with hands tied, with broken limbs and with gunshot wounds. Several men had their genitals amputated, all this is evidence of the terrible torture to which the occupiers subjected the residents of Izium.

  3. Karim Brohi:

    There is more we can all do to combat this violence, but to suggest guns are part of the solution is ridiculous. Gunshot wounds are at least twice as lethal as knife injuries and more difficult to repair.

  4. Cal Potter:

    They were devastated three days later when they went to the mortuary and learned that Carlos had ... multiple gunshot wounds to his face and upper body.

  5. Army Cpt .:

    Before patient arrival, test participants with the 44th Medical Brigade studied patient information on the Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast device. ( Ashley Force, U.S. Army) Testing of the device has been taking place at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory( USAARL) in Fort Rucker, Ala. The test, which examined how field hospital staff used the device, involved mass casualty simulations with mannequinsmocked up to look like combat victims with gunshot wounds, burns and amputations. The so-called golden hour for battlefield medical treatment is a cornerstone of U.S. military medicine. The term refers to the all-important 60 minutes following a battlefield wound and the critical importance of swift, effective medical care. MARINES 3D-PRINT CONCRETE BARRACKS IN JUST 40 HOURS Anything that helps speed up treatment could prove key to saving lives. For some patients, the Golden Hour is ultimately too long, these patients need to be treated within minutes.

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