What does handgun mean?

Definitions for handgunˈhændˌgʌn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word handgun.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting iron(noun)

    a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

Wiktionary

  1. handgun(Noun)

    A small, hand-held gun with a relatively short barrel.

  2. Origin: From hand + gun.

Freebase

  1. Handgun

    A handgun is a firearm designed to be handheld, in either one or both hands. This characteristic differentiates handguns as a general class of firearms from long guns such as rifles and shotguns. Major handgun subtypes are the revolver and pistol; other subtypes include derringers, single-shot pistols, semi-automatic pistols, pepperboxes, and machine pistols. The overlapping variations in meaning of the words "pistol" and "handgun" are discussed below. Although handgun use often includes bracing with a second hand, the essential distinguishing characteristic of a handgun is its facility for one-handed operation.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handgun in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handgun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alan Gura:

    This is about the state trying to eliminate the handgun market.

  2. Nathan Gibson:

    It's about handgun safety. My daughters started learning at a young age what a handgun is about and how dangerous it can be.

  3. Ibrahim Patrasa:

    Our troops had ran into him while on patrol in the area, we recovered a rifle and a handgun near the area where we found the boy.

  4. Rick Ector:

    Drive-through robberies and carjackings are two compelling reasons why we need to amend Michigan law to allow a lawful handgun owner to legally carry a loaded and accessible pistol without a CPL.

  5. David Workman:

    This appears to be a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, i can't find -- nor can anybody else find -- any evidence that any of these bullets has ever been fired from a handgun that's harmed a police officer.

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