six-shooter

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. six-finger country,
  2. six-footer,
  3. six-gun,
  4. six-pack,
  5. six-pointer,
  6. six-spot,
  7. six-wheeler,
  8. six-yard line,
  9. sixain,
  10. sixer

Origin of six-shooter

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for six-shooter

six-shooter

noun

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