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pistolero

[ pis-tl-air-oh; Spanish pees-taw-le-raw ]
/ ˌpɪs tlˈɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌpis tɔˈlɛ rɔ /
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noun, plural pis·to·le·ros [pis-tl-air-ohz; Spanish pees-taw-le-raws]. /ˌpɪs tlˈɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌpis tɔˈlɛ rɔs/. (esp. in Mexico and Central America)
a member of an armed band of roving mounted bandits.
a gunman or hired killer.
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Origin of pistolero

1935–40; <Spanish, equivalent to pistol(a) pistol + -ero<Latin -ārius-ary
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