dogfight








noun

  1. a violent fight between dogs.
  2. a fight between warring fighter planes.
  3. any rough-and-tumble physical battle.

verb (used with object), dog·fought, dog·fight·ing.

  1. to engage in a dogfight with.

verb (used without object), dog·fought, dog·fight·ing.

  1. to engage in a dogfight.

noun

  1. close quarters combat between fighter aircraft
  2. any rough violent fight
n.

“aerial combat,” World War I air forces slang, from earlier meaning “riotous brawl” (1880s); from dog (n.) + fight (n.). The literal sense of “a fight among or between dogs” is from 1650s.

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