gun·​sling·​ing | \ ˈgən-ˌsliŋ-iŋ How to pronounce gunslinging (audio) \

Definition of gunslinging

: the shooting of a gun especially in a gunfight

Examples of gunslinging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brett Favre had the gunslinging arm and the legendary iron man streak. Josh Weir, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2021 Brett Favre had the gunslinging arm and the legendary iron man streak. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Aug. 2021 Over the centuries, the methods got slightly more refined, but vaccinology largely maintained this culture of empirical gunslinging. Megan Molteni, Wired, 10 Nov. 2020 But the Pelicans, particularly in the gunslinging West, are in desperate need of shooting, and it‘s hard to imagine Allen doing much to move the needle. Rohan Nadkarni,, 12 Sep. 2017 The news of the bounty eventually reaches the isolated Munny, who has recently lost the wife who saved him from his own life of drinking and gunslinging. Michael Auslin, National Review, 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of gunslinging

circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gunslinging was circa 1944

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“Gunslinging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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