Definition of Six-gun

1. Noun. A pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets).

Exact synonyms: Revolver, Six-shooter
Specialized synonyms: Colt
Generic synonyms: Handgun, Pistol, Shooting Iron, Side Arm



Definition of Six-gun

1. Noun. (dated) A revolver with a cylinder that holds six bullets. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Six-gun

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sivatherium
siver
sivered
sivering
sivers
sivvens
siwash
siwashes
siwin
six-figure
six-footedness
six-footer
six-gilled shark
six-gun (current term)
six-guns
six-leggedness
six-lined racerunner
six-membered
six-pack
six-packs
six-penny nail
six-shooter
six-shooters
six-spot
six-yard box
six and two threes
six bob a day tourist
six feet under

Literary usage of Six-gun

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1. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1851)
"Of these, four were formerly seventy-six gun ships, and have now engines of 450 ... One of the above eleven, the " Penelope," was a forty-six-gun frigate. ..."

2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1851)
"Of these, four were formerly seventy-six gun Ā«hips, and have now engines of 450 ... One of the above eleven, the " Penelope," was a forty six-gun frigate. ..."

3. The United Service (1905)
"Upon the other hand, supposing ninety-six guns to be in action, there would, in the case of six-gun batteries, be only sixteen battery commanders, ..."

4. A History of the War Between Great Britain and the United States of America by Gilbert Auchinleck (1855)
"... nominally a thirty-six gun frigate. " Even here (says James) was a frigate more than equal to any French or English frigate of the largest class, ..."

5. Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria, and the Holy Land: Including a Journey by Charles Leonard Irby, James Mangles (1844)
"The 31st, the enemy's engineers were observed placing pickets to the westward of the six-gun battery ; apparently with a view of extending that work. ..."

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