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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gunfight.
- n. A battle between military forces.
- n. Slang A dispute or conflict to settle a disagreement: The marriage ended in a legal shootout.
- n. Sports A high-scoring period or game.
- n. Sports A means of resolving a tie after overtime in soccer and often in hockey, in which five players from each side alternately take individual shots on a goal defended by a goalie.
- n. A decisive battle, especially a gunfight.
- n. soccer penalty shootout
- n. ice hockey a series of penalty shots during which a tied game is resolved.
- n. a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
- From shoot + out. (Wiktionary)
“Too bad a shootout is theoretically possible for the gold medal final.”
“` ` It's nice to get a win period, but to get it in the shootout is a bonus because we've struggled in them, '' said Jason Spezza, who assisted on Foligno's goal.”
“That's what the shootout is all about, it's mano a mano. '”
“But just getting to the shootout is the most important part. '”
“Another Formula One season has come to an end, and the top two contenders have set for themselves a title shootout at Brazil.”
“CNN: N.J. cop injured in shootout dies day before 38th birthday”
“Linesmen: SummaryBack to topBruins beat Maple Leafs in shootout”
“Linesmen: SummaryBack to topOilers beat Blackhawks in shootout”
“Linesmen: SummaryBack to topVersteeg leads Blackhawks past 'Canes in shootout”
“Linesmen: SummaryBack to topPenguins edge Bruins in shootout”
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