from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A gunfight.
  • n. A battle between military forces.
  • n. Slang A dispute or conflict to settle a disagreement: The marriage ended in a legal shootout.
  • n. Sports A high-scoring period or game.
  • n. Sports A means of resolving a tie after overtime in soccer and often in hockey, in which five players from each side alternately take individual shots on a goal defended by a goalie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A decisive battle, especially a gunfight.
  • n. penalty shootout
  • n. a series of penalty shots during which a tied game is resolved.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


From shoot + out. (Wiktionary)



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