six-gun

[siks-guhn]

Origin of six-gun

First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for six-gun

Historical Examples of six-gun

  • The man laid the six-gun on the table and faced her with set lips.

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    James B. Hendryx

  • He stared for a moment at his six-gun before he returned it to its holster.

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    James B. Hendryx

  • I've lived all my life with iron on the hip, and my six-gun has seven notches.

  • Lad, even a kid like you could be a killer with that six-gun.

  • She had laid aside her six-gun, but she had not abandoned it.


British Dictionary definitions for six-gun

six-gun

noun
  1. US informal another word for six-shooter
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