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English definition of “gunshot”


noun [C]     /ˈɡʌn.ʃɒt/ US  /-ʃɑːt/
(the sound of) the shooting of a gun: I then heard what sounded like a gunshot in the hall. gunshot woundsGunsSounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of gunshot noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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