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.
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- n. A decisive battle, especially a gunfight.
- n. penalty shootout
- n. a series of penalty shots during which a tied game is resolved.
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- n. a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
Too bad a shootout is theoretically possible for the gold medal final.
` ` It's nice to get a win period, but to get it in the shootout is a bonus because we've struggled in them, '' said Jason Spezza, who assisted on Foligno's goal.
That's what the shootout is all about, it's mano a mano. ''
But just getting to the shootout is the most important part. ''
Another Formula One season has come to an end, and the top two contenders have set for themselves a title shootout at Brazil.
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