[pis-tl-air-oh; Spanish pees-taw-le-raw]
- a member of an armed band of roving mounted bandits.
- a gunman or hired killer.
Origin of pistolero
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Word Origin and History for pistolero
1937, from Spanish; see pistolier.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper