Pistols

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pistol \Pis"tol\, noun [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}.

{Pistol carbine}, a firearm with a removable but-piece, and thus capable of being used either as a pistol or a carbine.

{Pistol pipe} (Metal.), a pipe in which the blast for a furnace is heated, resembling a pistol in form.

{Pistol shot}. (a) The discharge of a pistol. (b) The distance to which a pistol can propel a ball.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pistol \Pis"tol\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Pistoled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pistoling}.] [Cf. F. pistoler.] To shoot with a pistol. "To pistol a poacher." --Sydney Smith.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pistol

noun

1: a firearm that is held and fired with one hand [syn: {pistol}, {handgun}, {side arm}, {shooting iron}]

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