Seven-shooter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Seven-shooter A firearm, esp. a pistol, with seven barrels or chambers for cartridges, or one capable of firing seven shots without reloading.
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Usage

In literature:

The biscuit-shooter might pass for twenty-seven, certainly.
"Lin McLean" by Owen Wister
Master Harry Walmers' father, you see, he lived at the Elmses, down away by Shooter's Hill there, six or seven miles from Lunnon.
"The Holly-Tree" by Charles Dickens
Bennett had me take his seven-shooter rifle, and Rogers had a good double barreled shot gun.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
He was quite alone, but armed with a bayonet ground like a razor and an automatic seven-shooter.
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
And she turned around, like the turret of an iron-clad, until the muzzle of a big seven-shooter pointed right at us.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
And I've got a seven-shooter rifle, all my own.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
Toward the end of the summer, Philippina, Jason Philip's daughter, shot out the eye of her seven-year-old brother with a so-called bean-shooter.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He shook him off and swung at him with the big seven-shooter which he still held in his hand.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
The shooters start about eleven, and seldom return much before seven.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
Master Harry Walmers's father, you see, he lived at the Elmses, down away by Shooter's Hill there, six or seven miles from Lunnon.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
I held my seven-shooter in my hand, considering where to aim.
"Nurse and Spy in the Union Army" by S. Emma E. Edmonds
It was a seven-shooter, with a bayonet, and every part of it most beautifully finished.
"Four Years A Scout and Spy" by E. C. Downs
The shooters start about eleven, and seldom return much before seven.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
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In news:

Detroit Princess Riverboat shooter of seven remains at large.
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