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

  • noun A six-chambered revolver; a six-gun.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pistol for firing six shots in succession, usually a revolver with six chambers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Colloq. U.S. A pistol or other firearm which can be fired six times without reloading especially, a six-chambered revolver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun colloquial, dated A revolver which holds six cartridges.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)


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