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[siks-shoo-ter, -shoo-] /ˈsɪksˈʃu tər, -ˌʃu-/
a revolver from which six shots can be fired without reloading.
Origin of six-shooter
1835-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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(US, informal) a revolver with six chambers Also called six-gun
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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.
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