Meaning of dogfight

dog•fight

Pronunciation: (dôg'fīt", dog'-), [key]
— n., v., -fought, -fight•ing.
—n.
  1. a violent fight between dogs.
  2. a fight between warring fighter planes.
  3. any rough-and-tumble physical battle.
—v.t.
  1. to engage in a dogfight with.
—v.i.
  1. to engage in a dogfight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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