dogfight

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dogfight engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
    • v dogfight arrange for an illegal dogfight
    • n dogfight a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
    • n dogfight an aerial engagement between fighter planes
    • n dogfight disorderly fighting
    • n dogfight a fiercely disputed contest "their rancor dated from a political dogfight between them","a real dogfight for third place","a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract"
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Usage

In literature:

Tom, Roger, and Astro watched the dogfight on the scanner in horrified fascination.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
Better to die in an honest dogfight than to live this way!
"Postmark Ganymede" by Robert Silverberg
Dogfights broke out and the doryms pulled reluctantly at their harnesses.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Listen, you ever heard about dogfights, major?
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
A kind of dogfight was got up between the two.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
It was everybody into the dogfight to keep the Heinkels from getting at the four precious bombers.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
Cockfights, dogfights, coon-on-a-log, duels, stallion fights, bullfights.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
In military aircraft they were used to produce surges in thrust during takeoff and dogfights.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Nick Blaemire, Derek Klena, and Josh Seggara in " Dogfight " (Joan Marcus).
Midsize car market 'a real dogfight '.
Today in the Friday Gaggle , the number of dogfighting aviators was 33.
Michael Vick was in prison on a dogfighting conviction three years ago.
Check out the new Dogfighter.
In past few decades, the US Air Force has spent untold billions researching and developing a family of stealth fighter jets that are supposed to be generations ahead of any dogfighters in the sky.
According to reports on cnn.com, Vick received 23 months in prison today for his role in bankrolling a dogfighting ring and helping to torture and kill 8 dogs that didn't perform to standards.
It was evident the campaign for the 23rd annual Trite Trophy was Gonna Be A Dogfight.
Under fire for spending $100,000 of your money on a dogfighting movie, the county attorney may be making a bad situation even worse.
I don't follow professional football, so I don't know much more about Michael Vick than what I have read in the stories about his plea of guilty to federal charges of dogfighting.
So, I knew it was going to be a dogfight from the time the game started.
8 held on bail in Dolton dogfighting bust.
Dogfighting ring likely mutilated pit bull.
WELLS — It was a dogfight from start to finish, but the Escanaba Eskymos were unable to convert on some key power play opportunities and fell to the Sault High Blue Devils 3-1 Wednesday.
Eight men charged in connection with attending a dogfight busted by police this week in Dolton were ordered held on bail today, authorities said.
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