Definitions for derringerˈdɛr ɪn dʒər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
der•rin•gerˈdɛr ɪn dʒər(n.)
an early short-barreled pocket pistol.
Origin of derringer:
1850–55, Amer.; after Henry Deringer, mid-19th-cent. U.S. gunsmith
a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
A type of very small, concealable pistol with one or two barrels, but without any loading system or magazine.
a common misspelling of the Deringer pistol.
Origin: Named after gunsmith Henry Deringer Junior.
a kind of short-barreled pocket pistol, of very large caliber, often carrying a half-ounce ball