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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [shoot-out]
    • /ˈʃutˌaʊt/
    • /ˈʃuːt.aʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoot-out]
    • /ˈʃutˌaʊt/

Definitions of shootout word

  • noun shootout a gunfight that must end in defeat for one side or the other, as between gunfighters in the Old West, criminal groups, or law-enforcement officers and criminals. 1
  • noun shootout Slang. any military conflict or skirmish. 1
  • noun shootout Slang. a high-scoring or intensely played game or tournament, as of basketball or ice hockey. 1
  • noun shootout Soccer. a method of breaking a tie score at the end of overtime in which five players from each team alternate shooting at the opponent's goal, starting from a spot 35 yards (39 meters) from the goal line, in an attempt to kick the ball past the rival goalkeeper in under five seconds. 1
  • noun shootout gunfight 1
  • noun shootout gunfight: Old West 1

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Origin of shootout

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
1945-50; noun use of verb phrase shoot (it) out to settle a dispute with firearms

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Parts of speech for Shootout


shootout popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

shootout usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for shootout

noun shootout

  • duel — a prearranged combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons according to an accepted code of procedure, especially to settle a private quarrel.
  • decider — In sport, a decider is one of the games in a series, which establishes which player or team wins the series.
  • gunfight — a battle between two or more people or groups armed with guns, especially a confrontation between two gunfighters using revolvers in the frontier days of the American West.

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