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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The shooting of a gun.
  • n. The range of a gun: within gunshot.
  • n. Shot fired from a gun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of discharging a firearm.
  • n. The sound made by a discharging firearm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound.
  • n. Act of firing a gun; a shot.
  • n. The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun, so as to be effective; the reach or range of a gun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Collectively, projectiles for cannon; solid shot.
  • n. The reach or range of a gun; the distance to which shot can be thrown from a cannon so as to be effective; military, the length of the pointblank range of a cannon-shot.
  • n. In heraldry, a roundel sable.
  • n. The firing of a cannon.
  • Made by the shot of a gun: as, a gunshot wound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of shooting a gun

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