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square shooter

noun, Informal.
an honest, fair person.
Origin of square shooter
First recorded in 1915-20
Related forms
square shooting, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for square shooter
Historical Examples
  • He's a square shooter, a good worker, and his sheep and your cattle are too few to awaken the old-time cattle and sheep wars.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • "The colored people of the country have a high regard for you, Mr. Secretary, as a square shooter," Lewis concluded.

British Dictionary definitions for square shooter

square shooter

(informal, mainly US) an honest or frank person
Derived Forms
square shooting, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for square shooter

square shooter

noun phrase

An honest and candid person; straight arrow • Now used nearly always with the conscious irony of archaic sincerity (1914+)

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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