Definition of crossfire in English:


Syllabification: cross·fire
Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌfīr


  • Gunfire from two or more directions passing through the same area: a photographer was killed in the crossfire figurative grape growers have been caught in the crossfire of the boycott
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    • However, if such are killed in crossfire or if used as human shields, they become collateral damage.
    • Elsewhere, suspected rebels shot dead three civilians, a bystander was killed in crossfire and five more militants were gunned down by troops, police said.
    • A policeman and a civilian caught in crossfire were also killed.

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