six-shoot·​er ˈsik(s)-ˌshü-tər How to pronounce six-shooter (audio)

Examples of six-shooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gray tattoos could now be seen running up both arms, with the ones on the right — a skeleton with a six-shooter, a skull hovering over a line of bullets — coming from a time several years ago when Michalek thought that limb might be blown off. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Oct. 2023 In 1971, a multi-museum spree in Connecticut led to the loss of a painfully rare Colt Whitneyville Walker revolver: the holy grail of gun collectors everywhere, inscribed into the 19th-century history of Connecticut and Texas as the world’s first six-shooter. Matthew Korfhage, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2023

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First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of six-shooter was in 1844

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“Six-shooter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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