gunslinger

noun gun·sling·er \ ˈgən-ˌsliŋ-ər \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of gunslinger

: a person noted for speed and skill in handling and shooting a gun especially in the American West

Examples of gunslinger in a Sentence

  1. a gunslinger in the Wild West

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First Known Use of gunslinger

1920


GUNSLINGER Defined for English Language Learners

gunslinger

noun

Definition of gunslinger for English Language Learners

  • : someone (such as a character in a story, movie, or television show) who is known for being able to handle and shoot a gun extremely well


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