Definition of Pistol. Meaning of Pistol. Synonyms of Pistol

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Definition of Pistol

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Colt pistol Colt pistol (Firearms) A self-loading or semi-automatic pistol with removable magazine in the handle holding seven cartridges. The recoil extracts and ejects the empty cartridge case, and reloads ready for another shot. Called also Browning, & Colt-Browning, pistol.
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Pistol Pis"tol, n. [F. pistole, pistolet, It. pistola; prob. from a form Pistola, for Pistoja, a town in Italy where pistols were first made. Cf. Pistole.] 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.
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Pistol Pis"tol, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pistoled; p. pr. & vb. n. Pistoling.] [Cf. F. pistoler.] To shoot with a pistol. ``To pistol a poacher.' --Sydney Smith.

Meaning of Pistol from wikipedia

- A pistol is a type of handgun. The pistol originates in the 16th century, when early handguns were produced in Europe. The English word was introduced...
- War. The pistol's formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original model of 1911 or Automatic Pistol, Caliber ...
- The Makarov pistol or PM (Russian: Пистолет Макарова, Pistolet Makarova, literally Makarov's Pistol) is a Russian semi-automatic pistol. Under the project...
- Parabellum—or Parabellum-Pistole (Pistol Parabellum), commonly known as just Luger—is a toggle-locked recoil-operated semi-automatic pistol produced in several models...
- A semi-automatic pistol is a type of pistol that is semi-automatic, meaning it uses the energy of the fired cartridge to cycle the action of the firearm...
- A starting pistol or starter pistol is a blank handgun that is fired to start track and field races, as well as competitive swimming races at some meets...
- A service pistol is any handgun or sidearm issued to military personnel or law enforcement officers. It is also known as a personal weapon or ordnance...
- A pistoleer is a mounted soldier trained to use a pistol, or more generally anyone armed with such a weapon. It is derived from pistolier, a French word...
- The **** Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975. They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom...
- TT-30 was a Russian semi-automatic pistol. It was developed in the early 1930s by Fedor Tokarev as a service pistol for the Soviet military to replace...
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