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Definition of Skirmish


  1. To fight slightly or in small parties; to engage in a skirmish or skirmishes; to act as skirmishers.
  2. A slight fight in war; a light or desultory combat between detachments from armies, or between detached and small bodies of troops.
  3. A slight contest.

Skirmish Translations

skirmish in Latin is velitatio
skirmish in Spanish is escaramuza