Nouns denoting acts or actions

battle of Marston Moor
a battle in 1644 in which the Parliamentarians under the earl of Manchester defeated the Royalists under Prince Rupert
 
pinball game
a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets
 
duel
a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
 
beagling
hunting rabbits with beagles
 
horseback riding
travel by being carried on horseback
 
packing
the enclosure of something in a package or box
 
distributed fire
fire dispersed so as to engage effectively an area target
 
acquiring
the act of acquiring something
 
winking
a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
 
light reflex
reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller
 
tolerance
the act of tolerating something
 
contributory negligence
(law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence
 
cold storage
refrigerated storage for preservation
 
friendly fire
fire that injures or kills an ally
 
defloration
the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
 
tour de force
a masterly or brilliant feat
 
exhaustion
the act of exhausting something entirely
 
gravimetric analysis
quantitative analysis by weight
 
separation
the social act of separating or parting company
 
conclusion
the act of making up your mind about something
 
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