shooting iron

A firearm, especially a handgun.

"It aint the rifle, Harry," Sam said good-temperedly; "it is the eye that is wrong, not the shooting-iron."

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  • Shooting iron — Shooting Shoot ing, a. Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting. [1913 Webster] {Shooting board} (Joinery), a fixture used in planing or shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane is guided and the board held true.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shooting iron — ☆ shooting iron n. Slang any firearm …   English World dictionary

  • shooting iron — n. a pistol. (Cowboy and folksy.) □ Millard “Shorty” Wilson always carried his shooting iron with him, except for one fateful day back in ’92 1892, that s. □ He pulled out his shooting iron and got down to cleaning it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • shooting iron — noun Date: 1775 firearm; especially handgun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shooting iron — Informal. a firearm, esp. a pistol or revolver. [1780 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shooting iron — firearm, especially a pistol or revolver …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • shooting iron — Australian Slang firearm, especially a pistol or revolver …   English dialects glossary

  • shooting iron — firearm, gun, cannon, rifle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shooting iron — noun informal, chiefly US a firearm …   English new terms dictionary

  • shooting iron — shoot′ing i′ron n. Informal. inf firearm • Etymology: 1780–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

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