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Meaning of GUNSHOT

Pronunciation:  'gun`shât

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of shooting a gun; "the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
 

GUNSHOT is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: gunfire
 
 See Also: enfilade, enfilade fire, shooting, shot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gun"shot`\, n.
    1. Act of firing a gun; a shot.
    
    2. The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun, so as
       to be effective; the reach or range of a gun.
    
             Those who are come over to the royal party are
             supposed to be out of gunshot.        --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Gun"shot`\, a.
    Made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ace, bang, bark, bit, blast, bowshot, brief span, bullet, burst, cannon, close quarters, close range, crack, detonation, discharge, earreach, earshot, ejection, explosion, fulmination, fusillade, gun, gunfire, hair, hair space, hairbreadth, hairsbreadth, inch, little, little ways, pistol shot, pop, potshot, salvo, short distance, short piece, short way, shot, span, spitting distance, spray, step, stoneshot, tattoo, volley
 

 

 

 

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