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six-shooter

[siks-shoo-ter, -shoo-] /ˈsɪksˈʃu tər, -ˌʃu-/
noun
1.
a revolver from which six shots can be fired without reloading.
Origin of six-shooter
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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Examples from the web for six-shooter
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for six-shooter

six-shooter

noun
1.
(US, informal) a revolver with six chambers Also called six-gun
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Slang definitions & phrases for six-shooter

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'']


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