1) N-COUNT A shoot-out is a fight in which people shoot at each other with guns.

Three IRA men were killed in the shoot-out.

...a bloody shoot-out between rival gangs that killed 18 people.

2) N-COUNT In games such as soccer, a shoot-out or a penalty shoot-out is a way of deciding the result of a game that has ended in a draw. Players from each team try to score a goal in turn until one player fails to score and their team loses the game.

The Danes won that UEFA tie in a shoot-out.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Shoot-out — auch: Shoot|out 〈[ʃu:taʊt] n. 15 oder m. 6〉 1. 〈Sp.〉 Spielentscheidung eines unentschieden beendeten Wettkampfes durch zusätzliches Toreschießen, z. B. beim Penalty u. Elfmeterschießen 2. 〈bes. Film; TV〉 abschließende Schießerei, entscheidender… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • shoot-out — n a fight using guns ▪ Two people were killed tonight in a shoot out with police. →↑penalty shoot out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shoot-out — 〈[ʃu:taʊt] n. od. m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 1. 〈Sport〉 Spielentscheidung eines unentschieden beendeten Wettkampfes durch zusätzliches Toreschießen, z. B. beim Penalty u. Elfmeterschießen; ein durch Shoot out erzielter Finalsieg 2. 〈bes. Film; TV〉… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • shoot-out — shoot ,out noun count 1. ) a fight using guns 2. ) a PENALTY SHOOT OUT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shoot-out — ► NOUN 1) informal a decisive gun battle. 2) Soccer a tie breaker decided by each side taking a specified number of penalty kicks …   English terms dictionary

  • shoot-out — 1. n. a gunfight. □ There was a big shoot out at the end of the movie. □ In this shoot out, there were no survivors not even a horse! 2. n. an argument. □ When the shoot out was over, the boss confident she had won went back into her office …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • shoot-out — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shoot out : singular shoot out plural shoot outs 1) a fight using guns 2) a penalty shoot out …   English dictionary

  • shoot-out — I. (sports) taking shots at each goal to determine the winner    Sweden won the gold medal by defeating Canada in a shoot out. II. a gunbattle, a duel    Two men died in the shoot out: one cop and one robber …   English idioms

  • shoot-out — noun Date: 1948 1. a battle fought with handguns or rifles 2. something resembling a shoot out; broadly showdown 3. a shooting competition in overtime that is used to determine the winner of a game (as in soccer or hockey) tied at the end of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shoot-out — noun Shoot out is used after these nouns: ↑penalty …   Collocations dictionary

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