Gunshot



[guhn-shot] /ˈgʌnˌʃɒt/

noun
1.
the shooting of a :
We heard three gunshots.
2.
a bullet, projectile, or other fired from a .
3.
the range of a :
The bear was out of gunshot.
adjective
4.
made by a gunshot.
/ˈɡʌnˌʃɒt/
noun
1.

2.
the range of a gun
3.
the shooting of a gun
n.

early 15c., “shot fired from a gun,” from gun (n.) + shot (n.). Meaning “range of a gun or cannon” is from 1530s.

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