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One who is armed with a gun, especially an outlaw.

gun′sling′ing n.


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) slang a gunfighter or gunman, esp in the Old West
ˈgunˌslinging n


(ˈgʌnˌslɪŋ ər)

Slang. a gunfighter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunslinger - a professional killer who uses a gungunslinger - a professional killer who uses a gun
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)


[ˈgʌnslɪngəʳ] Npistolero/a m/f
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