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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gunfight, gunplay, shootoutnoun

    a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten


  1. shootoutnoun

    A decisive battle, especially a gunfight.

  2. shootoutnoun

    penalty shootout

  3. shootoutnoun

    a series of penalty shots during which a tied game is resolved.

  4. Etymology: From shoot + out.


  1. Shootout

    A shootout is a gun battle between armed groups. A shootout often, but not necessarily, pits law enforcement against criminal elements; it could also involve two groups outside of law enforcement, such as rival gangs. A shootout in a military context would usually be considered a battle or firefight, rather than a shootout. Shootouts are often portrayed in action films and western films.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shootout in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shootout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of shootout in a Sentence

  1. Semyon Varlamov:

    A couple of times I thought I got lucky. They missed the net, but I had a pretty good plan for the shootout. Everything worked out well.

  2. Adriano Enong:

    There was a shootout between undercover police officers and drug peddlers when the men sensed they had sold 500 pesos ($10.80) worth of drugs to policemen.

  3. Robert Lewis Dear:

    They (FBI agents) slither off like snakes and they get the local cops to do their dirty work, so that’s why the shootout was there.

  4. The Canadians:

    In all honesty, it was very anti-climactic for us to lose in a shootout, because it didn’t feel as if you lost a game, it almost felt like unfinished business. So going into this gold-medal game, regardless of who we play, we’re here to finish business and win a hockey game.

  5. Scott Young:

    We hit a post with two minutes left to go, and then we ended up losing in a shootout (with a chance) to go to the semifinals, it was that close for us to go and play for a medal. We’re expecting to have success.

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