: a 6-chambered revolver

Examples of six-gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were four Elvises—two in fading black and white, two in lurid colour—all aiming a six-gun straight at her. Hazlitt, 30 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of six-gun was in 1912

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“Six-gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/six-gun. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a revolver with six chambers

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