Definition: Meaning of, pistol in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈpɪst(ə)l /

  • noun
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pistol pistols
  1. a small gun you can use with one hand [↪  handgun, revolver]
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pistol used in phrases

  • Verey pistol (noun)
    1. a pistol for firing Very-light flares
  • Very pistol (noun)
    1. a pistol for firing Very-light flares
  • automatic pistol (noun)
    1. a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
  • horse-pistol (noun)
    1. usually in a holster a large pistol formerly carried by horsemen
  • machine pistol (noun)
    1. a fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun
  • pistol grip (noun)
    1. as of a gun or saw a handle shaped like the butt of a pistol
  • pistol shrimp (noun)
    1. small shrimp that makes a snapping noise with one of their enlarged chelae
  • pistol-whip (verb)
    1. to hit someone many times with a pistol
  • semiautomatic pistol (noun)
    1. a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
  • twenty-two pistol (noun)
    1. a .22-calibre pistol
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