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 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,, "Tony Allen Can Only Do So Much for the Pelicans," 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, "The Last Great American Western Turns 25," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of gunslinging

circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Gunslinging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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