1. [ noun ] (military) an aerial engagement between fighter planes
Related terms: battle
2. [ noun ] a fiercely disputed contest

"their rancor dated from a political dogfight between them" "a real dogfight for third place" "a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract"

Related terms: contest
3. [ verb ] (military) engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane
Related terms: battle
4. [ verb ] arrange for an illegal dogfight
Related terms: stage
5. [ noun ] (criminal law) a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
Related terms: fight
Similar spelling:   dogfighter