Definition of shoot-out noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃuːt aʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːt aʊt//
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a fight that is fought with guns until one side is killed or defeated He was killed in a shoot-out in a Chicago hotel room. The three-day siege began in a bloody shoot-out on Sunday morning. see also penalty shoot-out
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shoot-out