gunslinger

noun
gun·​sling·​er | \ˈgən-ˌsliŋ-ər \

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

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The combatants include a gunslinger with big sideburns, a sentient cactus, and a girl in a bear suit. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Supercell’s new game mixes Fortnite and Clash Royale, and it’s out soon," 14 Nov. 2018 That show is currently in production, and will follow an unnamed Mandalorian gunslinger. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Disney announces a second live-action Star Wars show," 8 Nov. 2018 The most sexed-up take on the look saw one guy swaggering down the runway like a cheeky gunslinger. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Are You Ready for the Return of Tighty-Whities? Gucci Sure Is," 25 Sep. 2018 The gunslinger has never achieved his full potential from a fantasy perspective, and will likely be waiver-wire fodder this season. Eddie Brown, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fantasy Football 2018: Baltimore Ravens Preview," 27 June 2018 Case Keenum, Johnny Manziel, Baker Mayfield, Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes are some of Kingsbury’s previous gunslingers. Carter Karels, San Antonio Express-News, "Kingsbury enters pivotal year with unusual team, vulnerable Big 12," 29 May 2018 The show has tripled our Sizemore fun in Season 2 giving him not one but two idealized robotic doppelgangers in the form of the gunslinger Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) and the ronin Musashi (Hiroyuki Sanada). Joanna Robinson, HWD, "Is Lee Sizemore Westworld’s Season 2’s Most Important Character?," 21 May 2018 Returning offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter has really channeled Stafford from being a cliché gunslinger to a more disciplined, precise player. SI.com, "Fantasy Football Preseason Reports: A Scout’s Take on Every Team," 5 July 2018 Actors dressed up as Wild West gunslingers will perform mock bank robberies. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "How some Sacramentans will celebrate Independence Day in a town 4,000 miles from U.S.," 1 July 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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gunslinger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gunslinger

: 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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