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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A brief fight or battle. Also: To take part in a minor fight.

Usage examples (36)
  • There was a skirmish on the football field after the call by the referee.
  • This skirmish is the first which has taken place on the soil of this State.
  • I143 Inf.Oct. 8, '623killed in skirmish Shenandoah Val.,
  • The ensuing skirmish is short and sharp but relatively harmless. for more
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