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Hickok, Wild Bill

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHickok, Wild BillWild Bill HickokHick‧ok, Wild Bill /ˈhɪkɒk $ -ɑːk/ 🔊 🔊 (1837–76) a US soldier who was one of the first white Americans who went to live in the western US, where he became a marshal (=someone who controls a particular area and makes sure that laws are obeyed). He was known for his skill at shooting, and for his love of gambling (=playing card games for money).
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