Dogfight - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɔːɡfaɪt|  American pronunciation of the word dogfight
Brit.  |ˈdɒɡfʌɪt|  British pronunciation of the word dogfight


- a fiercely disputed contest
- disorderly fighting (syn: hassle, rough-and-tumble, scuffle, tussle)
- an aerial engagement between fighter planes
- a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)


- arrange for an illegal dogfight
- engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane


He was shot down in a dogfight over enemy territory.

The election has turned into a real dogfight.

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

Word forms

singular: dogfight
plural: dogfights
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