from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A six-chambered revolver; a six-gun.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A revolver which holds six cartridges.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pistol or other firearm which can be fired six times without reloading especially, a six-chambered revolver.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pistol for firing six shots in succession, usually a revolver with six chambers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
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Did I mention it helps to have a six-shooter in one hand and it helps further to wave it around menacingly?
The only "Silver Bullet" that I know of is in the Lone Ranger's six-shooter!
A hand-held microphone was jammed in his belt like a six-shooter.
Harrison Ford in "Star Wars" wears a space gun that looks a lot like a six-shooter.
… NFL Network'sMichael Irvin on the mechanics of throwing: "Brett Favre is a gunslinger and sooner or later he's going to want to pull out the six-shooter and shoot that ball down the field."
Frankie had barely unholstered his six-shooter when Brucie collapsed to the floor and raised both scrawny arms in the air.
The first time with a six-shooter which failed to kill him but put him down, and the coup de grace with a rifle bullet betwixt the eyes while he was lying on the floor.
With folks like Jared Loughner wandering around, I'm certainly not sure that I want to give up MY right to bear arms though the idea that each citizen should carry a six-shooter around for protection in today's world is preposterous.
It's almost as if the GOP is playing Russian Roulette with 6 bullets in a six-shooter.
Let me go protect my six-shooter before Obama sends one of them liberal police to my house to get it.