dogfight

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dog +‎ fight.

Noun[edit]

dogfight (plural dogfights)

  1. A twisting turning battle between two or more military aircraft, especially between fighters.
    The two bi-planes swirled around each other like angry wasps in a violent dogfight.
  2. A fight between dogs.

Verb[edit]

dogfight (third-person singular simple present dogfights, present participle dogfighting, simple past and past participle dogfought)

  1. To engage in a battle between fighter planes.
    Missiles exhausted, the pilot was forced to close and dogfight with his opponent.

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