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shooting iron

noun, Informal.
a firearm, especially a pistol or revolver.
Origin of shooting iron
1780-90, Americanism Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for shooting iron

shooting iron

(US, slang) a firearm, esp a pistol
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shoot hoops

verb phrase

To play impromptu basketball; try for baskets: The Boys shoot hoops and zip around on skateboards (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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