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
a gunslinger in the Wild West
Recent Examples of gunslinger from the Web
Despite the gunslingers and cowpokes, this lively history evokes the headiest days of the housing bubble of the early 2000s or the tulip mania that hypnotized Holland in the 1600s.
Mahomes’ gunslinger tendencies have also elicited both veiled and direct comparisons to Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
His break came in 1960 when he was cast to play Britt, the knife-throwing gunslinger, alongside Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven, the epic Western based on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.
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GUNSLINGER Defined for English Language Learners
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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