from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A violent fight between or as if between dogs.
  • noun An illegal, organized fight between dogs, arranged for spectator entertainment and betting.
  • noun An aerial battle between fighter planes.
  • intransitive verb To arrange illegal dogfights.
  • intransitive verb To engage in a dogfight.
  • intransitive verb To engage in a dogfight with.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A twisting turning battle between two or more military aircraft, especially between fighters.
  • noun A fight between dogs.
  • verb To engage in a battle between fighter planes.

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

  • noun a fiercely disputed contest
  • noun an aerial engagement between fighter planes
  • noun a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
  • verb engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
  • noun disorderly fighting
  • verb arrange for an illegal dogfight


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