Pronunciation: (skûr'mish), [key]
1. Mil.a fight between small bodies of troops, esp. advanced or outlying detachments of opposing armies.
2. any brisk conflict or encounter: She had a skirmish with her landlord about the rent.
to engage in a skirmish.
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