Meaning of “shootout” in the English Dictionary

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shootoutnoun [ C ]

us /ˈʃut̬ˌɑʊt/

shootout noun [ C ] (GUNS)

a fight using guns

shootout noun [ C ] (SPORTS)

a competition in making goals, used in some sports to decide who will win when a game ends with both teams having the same number of points

(Definition of “shootout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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