Definition of skirmish noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    skirmish

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    NAmE//ˈskərmɪʃ//
     
     
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  1. 1a short fight between small groups of soldiers, etc., especially one that is not planned Several people were killed in skirmishes during the night.
  2. 2a short argument, especially between political opponents a skirmish between the two party leaders
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