gunshot (plural gunshots)

  1. The act of discharging a firearm.
  2. The sound made by a discharging firearm.
  3. The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun; the reach or range of a gun.
    • The Hind and the Panther, John Dryden
      For those, who are come over to the royal party, are consequently supposed to be out of gunshot.
  4. A bullet, projectile, or other shot fired from a gun.
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