[siks-shoo-ter, -shoo-]
a revolver from which six shots can be fired without reloading.

1835–45, Americanism Unabridged
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informal (US) Also called: six-gun a revolver with six chambers

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Example sentences
His job was to sit at the tail of the cart with a six-shooter and pop at any chance pursuer.
The wise-cracking cowboy as quick with a sideways comment as with a six-shooter.
Following the sheep, he carries a heavy six-shooter swung from his belt on one side, and his luncheon on the other.
You'd know it if you spotted a six-shooter holstered on someone's ankle or a badge pinned to a topcoat.
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