pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting iron(noun)
a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
A handgun, with a chamber integrated in the barrel, a semi-automatic action and a box magazine.
The mechanical component of a fuse in a bomb or torpedo responsible for firing the detonator.
A creative and unpredictable jokester, a constant source of entertainment and surprises.
A small boy who is bright, alert and very active.
A play formation in which the quarterback is a few feet behind the center when the ball is snapped, but closer than in a shotgun formation, with a running back a few feet behind him.
To shoot (at) a target with a pistol.
the smallest firearm used, intended to be fired from one hand, -- now of many patterns, and bearing a great variety of names. See Illust. of Revolver
to shoot with a pistol
Origin: [F. pistole, pistolet, It. pistola; prob. from a form Pistola, for Pistoja, a town in Italy where pistols were first made. Cf. Pistole.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pis′tol, n. a small hand-gun, held in one hand when fired.—v.t. to shoot with a pistol.—ns. Pistoleer′, one armed with a pistol; Pis′tolet, a little pistol; Pis′tol-shot. [O. Fr. pistole—It. pistola, said to be from Pistoja (orig. Pistola), a town in Italy.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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pilots, postil, sploit, spoilt
The numerical value of pistol in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of pistol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of pistol in a Sentence
Frankly, I think the ideal weapon would be a pistol.
It is a loaded pistol, but can (they) afford to fire it?.
In my opinion, the firearm shown in the video stills is a Glock pistol.
One had a pistol, the other an M-16, and they pointed them at the settlers.
We don't point a pistol at our own forehead. That is not the way to conduct negotiations.
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- pistolaCatalan, Valencian
- Faustfeuerwaffe, PistoleGerman
- dagaScottish Gaelic
- ピストル, 拳銃Japanese
- 拳銃, 권총Korean
- PistoulLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pistool, opdondertjeDutch
- maki illapaQuechua
- пистолет, пушкаRussian
- самокрес, пуцаљка, pucaljka, pištolj, samokres, пиштољSerbo-Croatian
- súng ngắnVietnamese
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