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Definition of pistol:

  1. 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. To shoot with a pistol.


barker, Saturday night special, 45-caliber, side arm, Nagant, handgun, Derringer, repeating, seven-shooter, forty-five, pocket, six-shooter, Ladysmith, gat, pepper pot, 32-caliber, iron, Magnum, Webley, six-gun, shooting iron, automatic pistol, -millimeter, Mauser, rod, Steyr, 44-caliber, 22-caliber, thirty-eight, Smith and Wesson, automatic, pill shooter, 38-caliber.

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