Definition of gunshot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡʌnʃɒt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌnʃɑːt//
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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.
  4. Extra examples We heard gunshots just before midnight. We heard gunshots round about midnight. He died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gunshot