What does handgun mean?

Definitions for handgun
ˈhændˌgʌnhand·gun

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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.

    Etymology: 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.

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How to say handgun in sign language?

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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

Examples of handgun in a Sentence

  1. Officer Fry:

    As Cedrick Chatman approaches the corner, Cedrick Chatman makes a slight turn, a subtle turn to the right with Cedrick Chatman upper body. I see in Cedrick Chatman right hand a dark gray or black object, it was a small black object, which I believed to be a handgun.

  2. Officer Kevin Fry:

    As Mr. Chatman approaches the corner, he makes a slight turn, a subtle turn to the right with his upper body. I see in his right hand a dark gray or black object, it was a small black object, which I believed to be a handgun.

  3. Mike Rounds:

    You can call any type of a series of different types of guns assault weapon, and suddenly then they become a demonized item, and then suddenly it sounds like we've done something. The reality is there's a whole lot of different types of weapons that can be utilized whether you're talking about a handgun, or you're talking about a shotgun, or you're talking about a rifle….

  4. 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.

  5. Geof Peabody:

    The last class that we just did which was introductory handgun training for church security members, we had nine different churches that were represented with about 25 students who came.

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