Share this entry

Share this page

pistolero

Line breaks: pis¦tol|ero
Pronunciation: /ˌpɪstəˈlɛːrəʊ
 
/

Definition of pistolero in English:

noun (plural pistoleros /-ɒs, -əʊz/)

(In Spain and Spanish-speaking areas) a gunman or gangster.
Example sentences
  • Not that these expert pistoleros would stretch the truth - as they apparently are all expert shots at long ranges.
  • Knowing this, most experienced pistoleros will gladly trade a little additional recoil for a lighter burden.
  • For many years, the National Matches drew over a thousand pistoleros.

Origin

Spanish.

Definition of pistolero in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words