pistol definition

  • noun:
    • A firearm made to be held and fired with one-hand.
    • A handgun, typically with a chamber incorporated into the barrel, a semi-automatic action and a box mag.
    • The technical part of a fuse in a-bomb or torpedo accountable for firing the detonator.
    • A creative and volatile jokester, a continuing source of entertainment and shocks.
    • A small son who's bright, alert and extremely energetic.
    • A play development when the quarterback is a few foot behind the center as soon as the basketball is snapped, but closer than in a shotgun formation, with a running straight back several feet behind him.
    • the tiniest firearm used, designed to be fired from 1 hand, -- today of several patterns, and bearing a fantastic number of brands. See Illust. of revolver.
    • A firearm meant to be held in one hand when directed and fired.
    • a firearm that's held and fired with one-hand
  • verb-transitive:
    • To capture with these types of a handgun.
    • To take with a pistol.
  • verb:
    • To capture (at) a target with a pistol.
  • others:
    • To take with a pistol.

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