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six-shooter

[ siks-shoo-ter, -shoo- ]
/ ˈsɪksˈʃu tər, -ˌʃu- /
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noun

a revolver from which six shots can be fired without reloading.

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Origin of six-shooter

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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six-shooter

noun

US informal a revolver with six chambersAlso called: six-gun
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