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six-gun

[ siks-guhn ]
/ ˈsɪksˌgʌn /
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noun

a six-shooter.

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Origin of six-gun

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for six-gun

six-gun

noun

US informal another word for six-shooter
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