Definition of shooting iron in English:

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shooting iron

Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͞odiNG ˌī(ə)rn/ Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͞otn ˌī(ə)rn/

noun

informal, chiefly US
A firearm.
Example sentences
  • He is acutely aware that cowboy guns, although replicas of 19th century shooting irons, are still lethal weapons, not toys.
  • For almost 30 years I've recycled my old tee shirts and used them for cleaning my shooting irons.
  • This is not to say if you are looking for an excuse - I mean a reason - to get a new shooting iron, that you shouldn't seize this opportunity to get one that is ‘just right.’

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Syllabification: shoot·ing i·ron

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