- (n.) A meeting of two persons or bodies; a collision; especially, a meeting in opposition or contest; a combat, action, or engagement.
- (n.) A causal combat or action; a sudden contest or fight without premeditation, as between individuals or small parties.
- (v. i.) To meet unexpectedly; to encounter in a hostile manner; to come in collision; to skirmish.
- (v. t.) To meet unexpectedly; to encounter.
- (v. t.) To attack hand to hand.