What does "Skirmish" mean?


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

Synonyms encounter, clash, brush

Word Family skirmished, skirmisher, skirmishers, skirmishes, skirmishing