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six-gun

[siks-guhn] /ˈsɪksˌgʌn/
noun
1.
a six-shooter.
Origin of six-gun
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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  • The man laid the six-gun on the table and faced her with set lips.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • He stared for a moment at his six-gun before he returned it to its holster.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • I've lived all my life with iron on the hip, and my six-gun has seven notches.

    Riders of the Silences

    John Frederick
  • Lad, even a kid like you could be a killer with that six-gun.

    Riders of the Silences

    John Frederick
  • She had laid aside her six-gun, but she had not abandoned it.

    Riders of the Silences

    John Frederick
  • Jest reach me my six-gun outer the holster there in the chair.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

    Joseph Bushnell Ames
  • He wore a roll brimmed Stetson, and carried a six-gun at his belt.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • Stand up in the corner, you liar, while she whangs at you with a six-gun!

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • Then Yuma let out a wild cry as he threw his six-gun on the ground.

    The Lone Ranger Rides Fran Striker
  • The rider, still holding his six-gun, muzzle up, glanced back.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
British Dictionary definitions for six-gun

six-gun

noun
1.
(US, informal) another word for six-shooter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for six-gun

six-shooter

noun

A revolver with a cylinder holding six cartridges (1844+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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