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It was everybody into the dogfight to keep the Heinkels from getting at the four precious bombers.

Send a big flight of Messerschmitts in after my squadron contacts the decoy bombers and have them start a dogfight.

Tom, Roger, and Astro watched the dogfight on the scanner in horrified fascination.

WORD ORIGIN

"aerial combat," World War I air forces slang, from earlier meaning "riotous brawl" (1880s); from dog (n.) + fight (n.). The literal sense of "a fight among or between dogs" is from 1650s.

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