Definition of skirmish:
coming upon, crash, coppice, friction, clank, brushwood, face-off, clangor, clang, study at battle, conflict, combat, bout, light touch, run-in, touch, confrontation, fight, action, contest, affair, passage of arms, meeting, showdown, strife, copse, thicket, clangoring, clash, brush, brushing, clangour, engagement, encounter, battle.
- "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
- "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.