Definition of Greener in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēnər/


A type of shotgun.
Example sentences
  • Mahue, the one who rides a mule and carries a Greener is one to watch. Heard some scary stories about him.
  • The Greener gun allowed a much heavier projectile than a shoulder gun.
  • Marshall Wyler drew his famous twelve gauge Greener and box of shells and made his way across the street to the Bank to investigate.


Late 19th century: named after William Greener (1806–69) or his son William W. Greener, gunsmiths and authors.

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Syllabification: Green·er

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