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six-shooter

[siks-shoo-ter, -shoo-] /ˈsɪksˈʃu tər, -ˌʃu-/
noun
1.
a revolver from which six shots can be fired without reloading.
Origin of six-shooter
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45
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  • As the ponies flash by, Moore's six-shooter barks three times.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • He glanced at Belle and saw that she had a six-shooter in her hand and a glitter in her eyes.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • His six-shooter fell to the ground and he clutched his side.

    Whispering Smith Frank H. Spearman
  • "I got another, so you just subside a lot," commanded Alfred, recocking his six-shooter.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • I killed a deer with my six-shooter an' laid around three days eatin' on it.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • A six-shooter lay beside him on the sill, cleaned and oiled and loaded.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • He was armed with a six-shooter, but a revolver was of no use at this distance.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • This was talk that might have to be backed by a six-shooter.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • A third was just removing noiselessly his rifle and six-shooter from reach of his hand.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for six-shooter

six-shooter

noun
1.
(US, informal) a revolver with six chambers Also called six-gun
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Slang definitions & phrases for six-shooter

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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