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- A blood sport in which dogs fight with one another
- Dogfighting is illegal in most countries.
- (military, aviation) Close combat between two military aircraft
1972 February, Kevin V. Brown, “Space-Age Dogfighting”, page 74:
- Here, in fighter-pilot language, you're taught the real essential — dogfighting, man-against-man, plane-against-plane — and in a way they never taught us.
- Present participle of dogfight.