Definition of firefight in English:

firefight

noun

Military
  • A battle using guns rather than bombs or other weapons.

    • ‘I figured that if we got into a firefight, it was a good idea to have the medic as my friend.’
    • ‘They went out on patrols, participated in raids on enemy safe houses, controlled dozens of missions dropping live ordnance, and were involved in a few firefights.’
    • ‘It was not inconceivable that we might soon be in a firefight, so we were leaning well forward in our foxholes.’
    • ‘There were a lot of close calls and intense firefights.’
    • ‘Two other soldiers were killed in firefights with the enemy.’

Pronunciation:

firefight

/ˈfī(ə)rˌfīt/