from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A film or other theatrical work about the American West; a western.

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  • noun idiomatic A theatrical production, film, or program on radio or television depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.
  • noun idiomatic, archaic An equestrian show, as in a circus.

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  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development


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  • cowboy movie, also known as a gun opera.

    August 6, 2008