six-shooter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n six-shooter a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Six-shooter A pistol or other firearm which can be fired six times without reloading especially, a six-chambered revolver.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n six-shooter A pistol for firing six shots in succession, usually a revolver with six chambers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Six-shooter a six-chambered revolver
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. siex; Ger. sechs, Gael. se; also L. sex, Gr. hex, Sans. shash.

Usage

In literature:

Here, I've got at my six-shooter now; hold still, and I'll put something through his head.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
His job was to sit at the tail of the cart with a six-shooter and pop at any chance pursuer.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Ward reached out a cautious hand and pulled the six-shooter from its scabbard at Buck's right hip.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Throw that six-shooter over there in the brush, will you?
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
As I did so I drew my six-shooter and whirled around, aiming the weapon at him point blank.
"Arizona's Yesterday" by John H. Cady
He was a rattlesnake with a six-shooter, but, takin' it altogether, he never run wild with it.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
He glanced at Belle and saw that she had a six-shooter in her hand and a glitter in her eyes.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
Then he stood back, six-shooter in hand.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
I'm that wore out I can't talk to 'em except over the top of a six-shooter.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
Moreover he had earned his reputation with a six-shooter.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
She stretched out her left hand to him, her right still clasping Seth's six-shooter.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
He got in a quarrel one day and grabbed two six-shooters, but a old white man got him down and nearly kilt him.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Driscoll had not touched the black six-shooters under his ribs.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Here, Barney," he added as he turned to the Inspector, "take my six-shooter, and I'll take yours.
"The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons" by James Francis Thierry
Mr. Clatt is standing over it with a six-shooter.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
I half arose and felt for a trusty six-shooter.
"Eleven Possible Cases" by Frank R. Stockton
The stakin' o' claims was done, six-shooter in hand.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
In their belts they carried six-shooters.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Following the sheep he carries a heavy six-shooter swung from his belt on one side and his luncheon on the other.
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir
Johnny came clear of the tangle with Jody's six-shooter in his hand.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
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In poetry:

"Oh, bury beside me my knife and six-shooter,
My spurs on my heel, my rifle by my side,
And over my coffin put a bottle of brandy,
That the cowboys may drink as they carry me along.
"The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)" by Frank Maynard

In news:

SIX SHOOTER The RDX shares its body structure and assembly line with the Honda CR-V, but has two extra cylinders.
Later, the Demon Six Shooter and Demon 98 carburetors and their attendant intake manifold systems were designed for small, specialized markets.
When I was a child, we played with guns — six-shooters, sometimes with a roll of red caps to make it sound and smell as if the gunfire were real.
Taming evil Torque with a pair of Six Shooter driveshaft couplers from Zip Corvette.
Leonard Hamilton's Cowboys didn't pack nearly enough six-shooters for this Saturday afternoon showdown.
BENNETT'S SIX SHOOTERS: The gym rat : K.T.
But I haven't given up on the lineage of the Frontier six-shooter .
In the years following the Civil War, thousands of cowboys on cattle drives would slake their thirst in the saloons of Six-Shooter Junction, as Waco was known in those days.
Fall color peaks each November, but in October the Pinal Mountains near Globe boast colorful aspens and maples along the topmost miles of Six Shooter and Ice House Canyons.
Tony Cope was denied the right to sell from his mobile vending business Six Shooters Chips and More at city parks, but only because he didn't show up to the last Carlsbad City Council meeting.
Among the fatalities are 20 children, six adults, and the shooter.
The six-minute video warns people that all shooter events are unpredictable.
On a hot summer Saturday, more than 40 riders dressed in western garb, each sporting a pair of holstered six-shooters, wait their turn outside a dusty open air arena.
Packing a whip and a six-shooter, the musical comedy "Destry Rides Again" arrives at LTV Studios for a three-night stand beginning next Thursday.
The gunman who murdered six Sikh worshippers in Milwaukee before being killed by police had "dropped off the face of the earth" weeks before the shooting, said neighbors who had recently spoken to the shooter's former girlfriend.
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