Definition of firefight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌfīt/


A battle using guns rather than bombs or other weapons.
Example sentences
  • Two other soldiers were killed in firefights with the enemy.
  • It was not inconceivable that we might soon be in a firefight, so we were leaning well forward in our foxholes.
  • They went out on patrols, participated in raids on enemy safe houses, controlled dozens of missions dropping live ordnance, and were involved in a few firefights.

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Syllabification: fire·fight

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