- The definition of a firefight is an exchange of gun fire, such as between soldiers.
An example of firefight is many of the battles between the Viet Cong and the US Army in the Vietnam war.
firefight definition by Webster's New World
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an intense, usually brief, exchange of gunfire between soldiers of small military units
firefight definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An exchange of gunfire, as between infantry units.