One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of shotgun.‘a twelve-gauge Greener’as modifier ‘the matched pair of Greener guns’
- ‘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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