Meaning of shootout
Pronunciation: (sht'out"), [key]
- a gunfight that must end in defeat for one side or the other, as between gunfighters in the Old West, criminal groups, or law-enforcement officers and criminals.
- any military conflict or skirmish.
- a high-scoring or intensely played game or tournament, as of basketball or ice hockey.
- a method of breaking a tie score at the end of overtime in which five players from each team alternate shooting at the opponent's goal, starting from a spot 35 yd. (39 m) from the goal line, in an attempt to kick the ball past the rival goalkeeper in under five seconds.
- shootout (Thesaurus)