Definition of Pecos Bill from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Pecos Bill

 
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a popular cowboy character in US legends, about whom many wild stories are told. For example, one says that he dug the Rio Grande River when he dragged his pickaxe (= heavy tool with a metal point) behind him. Bill's girlfriend was called Slue Foot Sue and his horse was called Widowmaker. compare John Bunyan