a) Shots from a gun or guns, typically creating loud report.

Lets hide in the trees to avoid the gunfire.

b) The use of gunpowder-type weapons, mainly cannon, as opposed to swords or bayonets.

Sergeant, direct your gunfire toward that copse of trees.

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