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quick draw

noun
1.
a game or competition in which the winner is the quickest person to draw a handgun from a holster and sometimes to fire it and hit a target.
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  • Throughout that villain-infested terrain along the border he was known for his quick draw.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • They probably would avoid an out-and-out quarrel, where the chances would be even for a quick draw and quick trigger work.

    The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
  • Why not a quick draw, a snap shot, and then the glory of having killed this manslayer in single battle for Joe Rix?

    Gunman's Reckoning Max Brand
  • Yuh wouldn't dast talk up to a prairie dog if yuh wasn't all set to make a quick draw.

    Flying U Ranch B. M. Bower
  • But, by the force of his personality and by his remarkable ability at the quick draw, Bat Masterson subdued the rebels.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • “Knew his bronco as soon as I saw that blazed face show,” John Slaughter said in explanation of his quick draw.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt

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