Definition of shoot-down in English:


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North American
  • An act or instance of bringing down an aircraft by shooting at it.
    More example sentences
    • Officials say a second Tamil jet was shot down.
    • Hutu extremists accused Tutsi rebels of shooting down the plane.
    • Nearly a decade later, he was shot down and taken prisoner in Vietnam.

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