hogleg

noun

chiefly West
: a large single-action revolver of the type carried in the West by cowboys and frontiersmen

Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hogleg was in 1908

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“Hogleg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hogleg. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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