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[siks-guhn] /ˈsɪksˌgʌn/
a six-shooter.
Origin of six-gun
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for six-gun
Historical Examples
  • "Well, I've got a six-gun here that'll talk for another one," silent Lite Avery spoke up suddenly.

  • He wore a roll brimmed Stetson, and carried a six-gun at his belt.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • Yuh think Florence Grace Hallman is going to stand guard with a six-gun?

  • Then Yuma let out a wild cry as he threw his six-gun on the ground.

    The Lone Ranger Rides Fran Striker
  • He empties his six-gun—counting the smoke-puffs—and waits a minute, watching like a cat does a gopher.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • The rider, still holding his six-gun, muzzle up, glanced back.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • Stand up in the corner, you liar, while she whangs at you with a six-gun!

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • The six-gun of the miner had been pressed hard against his fat paunch.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • A six-gun battery was shelling the woods furiously near which stood a humble hut.

  • With no room even for six-gun work he turned his revolver into a club.

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for six-gun


(US, informal) another word for six-shooter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for six-gun

six-hundred-pound gorilla

noun phrase

(also eight-hundred-pound gorilla or nine-hundred-pound gorilla) A powerful force; a virtually irresistible influence: She is a 600-pound gorilla. She can intimidate anybody/ likens Spielberg to an ''800-pound gorilla,'' which can be defined as a high-priced Hollywood species that makes its own decisions/ There were no obvious 900-pound gorillas like Forrest Gump or Schindler's List

[1970s+; fr a joke in which the question ''Where does a six-hundred-pound gorilla sleep?'' is answered ''Anywhere it wants'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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