from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A duel or battle with firearms.
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- n. a battle (or a duel) using small arms
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- n. a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
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A word of advice, keivan: bringing a plastic knife to a gunfight is not a good survival strategy.
Weapons - as Sir Sean told us bringing a knife to a gunfight is being on a hiding to nothing.
Frick makes it sound like a gunfight is something you know you're going to get into beforehand, like an invitation-only event.
As a licensed concealed weapons carrier myself I realize the best gunfight is the one you avoid.
The gunfight is choreographed excellently and the sound of gunfire is very lifelike.
The stars of the gunfight were the winners, says Pam Potter of Mountain Center, Calif., the brothers' great-grand-niece.
The ability to bring a knife or a fist to a gunfight is a rebuttal to nothing at all.
If I had a job where I was always expected to be able to protect the public (let alone protect my partner and myself), I would sure as hell train myself and pay for shooting schools until I felt adequately prepared for a gunfight, which is part of the job description.
The scene where he goads the homesteader into the gunfight was a shocker to me, and the final shoot-out with Alan Ladd stuck with me for many years.
Or it could be just a gunfight, which is conceivable as well.