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six-shooter

Definition:

a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having 6 chambers for bullets)

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

six-shooters

Type of:

pistol » firearm » gun » weapon system

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

Colt

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Revolver

a repeating firearm that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers and at least one barrel for firing. The term "revolver" refers to a handgun, but other weapons may also have a revolving chamber. These include some models of grenade ... (40 of 5857 words, 28 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Revolver

Collins Dictionary:

six-shooter [United States, informal] | six-gun [synonym]

a revolver with six chambers (5 of 278 words, 4 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/six-shooter

New World Dictionary:

six-shooter [United States, informal]

a revolver having a cylinder that holds six cartridges; specifically, such a revolver with a long barrel and of relatively large caliber of the kind ... (25 of 41 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/six-shooter

Macmillan British Dictionary:

six-shooter [countable, United States, outdated] | six-shooters [plural]

a gun that holds six bullets (6 of 33 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/six-shooter

Merriam-Webster:

six-gun | six-shooter [six-gun]

a 6-chambered revolver (3 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/six-gun

Oxford Dictionary:

six-shooter | six-gun

a revolver with six chambers (5 of 22 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/six--shooter

Wiktionary:

six-shooter [informal, outdated] | six-shooters [plural] | six-gun [synonym]

A revolver which holds six cartridges. (6 of 18 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/six-shooter

Random House Dictionary:

six-shooter | six-gun

a revolver from which six shots can be fired without reloading. (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/six-shooter

Cambridge Dictionary:

six-shooter

a small gun that holds six bullets (7 of 13 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/six-shooter

American Heritage Dictionary:

six-shooter [informal]

A six-chambered revolver; a six-gun. (5 of 7 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/six-shooter

Britannica Encyclopedia:

revolver [weapon]

pistol whose multi-shot action depends on a revolving cylinder. Some early versions, known as "pepperboxes," had several barrels, but as early as the ... (23 of 175 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/500671​/revolver

Columbia Encyclopedia:

small arms | machine gun | musket | pistol | revolver | rifle | shotgun

firearmsdesigned primarily to be carried and fired by one person and, generally, held in the hands, as distinguished from heavy arms, or artillery. (23 of 27 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0845576​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

six-shooter [informal] | six-shooters [plural] | six-gun [arms, United States] | six-guns [arms, United States, plural]

a handgun whose bullets are loaded into a revolving cylinder containing six chambers (13 of 26 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734839​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

six-shooter [countable, United States, outdated] | six-shooters [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "six-shooter"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/six-shooter

Macmillan American Dictionary:

six-shooter [countable, outdated] | six-shooters [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "six-shooter"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/six-shooter

Cambridge Dictionary:

six-shooter

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "six-shooter"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "six-shooter"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/six-shooter

the Free Dictionary:

six-shooter

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "six-shooter"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "six-shooter"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/six-shooter

Google Dictionary:

six-shooter | six-shooters [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "six-shooter"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=six-shooter

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

six-shooter

Audio: North American pronunciation of "six-shooter"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sixsho​01 word=six-shooter

YourDictionary Audio:

six-shooter

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "six-shooter"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/six-shooter

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