What does handgun mean?

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ˈhændˌgʌnhand·gun

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting ironnoun

    a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

Wiktionary

  1. handgunnoun

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

    Etymology: From hand + gun.

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  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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  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. Timothy Grace:

    The juvenile had a handgun in his right hand, given verbal direction, told to drop and stop and to adhere to the police officer's valid, lawful orders and the juvenile begins to turn, at that point( the officer) has no cover, no concealment, he's left with no other option.

  2. John Lott:

    A poll by( the) Pew( Research Center) helps to explain why there has been such a large increase in concealed handgun permits among blacks and women. The poll shows a 25 percentage point increase in the proportion of blacks with a favorable view of gun ownership. This is the largest increase of any group.

  3. Andrew Yang:

    We're talking about Black Lives Matter, we must deal with police misconduct but we have to deal with this real, pervasive, handgun problem we have in New York City.

  4. Jorge Elorza:

    This has to stop. the young people involved believing that the way to solve their disputes is with a handgun. I mean, that just can't be the way, it's just too easy to access these guns and we have to do something about that.

  5. The NRA:

    New York tries to defend its law as a reasonable ‘time and place and manner’ restriction, but under New York’s regime, the time when a handgun may be carried outside the house for self defense is never, the place is nowhere and the manner is not at all.

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