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Noun: altercation  ,ol-tur'key-shun [N. Amer], ,ol-tu(r)'key-shun or ,ól-tu(r)'key-shun [Brit]
  1. Noisy quarrel
    - affray, fracas

Derived forms: altercations

Type of: barney [Brit, informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal], bust-up [informal], ding-dong [Brit, informal], dustup [informal], dust-up, quarrel, row[2], run-in [informal], slanging match [Brit, informal], words, wrangle

Encyclopedia: Altercation