a person highly skilled in the use of a gun and a veteran of many gunfights, especially one living during the frontier days of the American West.

1890–95, Americanism; gun1 + fighter Unabridged
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gunfight (ˈɡʌnˌfaɪt)
chiefly (US) a fight between persons using firearms

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Example sentences
The gunfighter always pays a tremendous price for bringing salvation to the people.
It's his anonymous gunfighter image on the advertising poster, in flat-brimmed hat, lean jeans and jacket.
In this western a rookie gunfighter decides to switch careers before he is killed.
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