gunfight vs shootout what difference

what is difference between gunfight and shootout

English

Etymology

gun +‎ fight

Noun

gunfight (plural gunfights)

  1. A battle (or a duel) using small arms.

Derived terms

  • bring a knife to a gunfight
  • gunfighter

Verb

gunfight (third-person singular simple present gunfights, present participle gunfighting, simple past and past participle gunfought)

  1. To engage in battle using small arms.


English

Etymology

From the verb phrase shoot out.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃuːtaʊt/

Noun

shootout (plural shootouts)

  1. A decisive battle, especially a gunfight.
  2. (soccer) A penalty shootout.
  3. (ice hockey) A series of penalty shots during which a tied game is resolved.
  4. (poker) A multitable poker tournament in which only the last player on a table goes on to the next.
    64 players entered the shooutout tournament, and were divided into eight tables of eight players each. The winner in each table went on to the final table, also consisting of eight players.
  5. (sports) A match in which both teams score highly.

Derived terms

  • (sports): SO (abbreviation)

Translations

Anagrams

  • outshoot

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