What does pistol mean?

Definitions for pistol
ˈpɪs tlpis·tol

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

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

Wiktionary

  1. pistol(Noun)

    A handgun, with a chamber integrated in the barrel, a semi-automatic action and a box magazine.

  2. pistol(Noun)

    The mechanical component of a fuse in a bomb or torpedo responsible for firing the detonator.

  3. pistol(Noun)

    A creative and unpredictable jokester, a constant source of entertainment and surprises.

  4. pistol(Noun)

    A small boy who is bright, alert and very active.

  5. pistol(Noun)

    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.

  6. pistol(Verb)

    To shoot (at) a target with a pistol.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pistol(noun)

    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

  2. Pistol(verb)

    to shoot with a pistol

  3. 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

  1. Pistol

    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

  1. pistol

    [IBM] A tool that makes it all too easy for you to shoot yourself in the foot. “Unix rm * makes such a nice pistol!”

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Anagrams for pistol »

  1. pilots, postil, sploit, spoilt

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pistol in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pistol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of pistol in a Sentence

  1. Brian Ellison:

    Frankly, I think the ideal weapon would be a pistol.

  2. Zha Daojiong:

    It is a loaded pistol, but can (they) afford to fire it?.

  3. Kyle Aspinwall:

    In my opinion, the firearm shown in the video stills is a Glock pistol.

  4. Adei Ad:

    One had a pistol, the other an M-16, and they pointed them at the settlers.

  5. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We don't point a pistol at our own forehead. That is not the way to conduct negotiations.

Images & Illustrations of pistol

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