Meaning of pistolero

pis•to•le•ro

Pronunciation: (pis"tl-âr'ō Sp. pēs"tô-le'rô), [key]
— pl. -to•le•ros
  1. a member of an armed band of roving mounted bandits.
  2. a gunman or hired killer.
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