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Meaning of Russian roulette

Rus'sian roulette'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a game of high risk in which each player in turn, using a revolver containing one bullet, spins the cylinder of the revolver, points the muzzle at the head, and pulls the trigger.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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