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Definition of gunshot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the bullets that are fired from a gun gunshot wounds
  2. 2[countable] the firing of a gun; the sound of it being fired I heard the sound of gunshots out in the street. We heard a loud bang; it sounded like a gunshot.
  3. 3[uncountable] the distance that a bullet from a gun can travel He was out of/within gunshot.
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