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pistol

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Law.

N. a small firearm designed to be held in one hand.

v. pistoled, pistoling dated

shoot (someone) with a pistol.

n. a small firearm designed to be held in one hand.

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pistol

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 14 words.

(small firearm). The inflected verbal forms are pistolled, pistolling; also -l- in AmE.

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pistoleer

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. archaic a soldier armed with a pistol.

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pistol

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 9 words.

XVI. — F. pistole — G. — Czech píšt'ala pipe, pistol.

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pistoleer

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 9 words.

n. archaic a soldier armed with a pistol.

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pistol

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Law.

N. a small firearm designed to be held in one hand.

v. pistoled, pistoling dated

shoot (someone) with a pistol.

n. a small firearm designed to be held in one hand.

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pistol

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 16 words.

hold a pistol to someone's head: see hold a gun to someone's head at hold.

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pistol

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 67 words.

[M16th]

Pistol is a rare example of an early borrowing from Czech, from pišt'ala, ‘whistle, pipe’. The Hussite Wars

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pistol shooting

in Visual English Dictionary

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 14 words.

Keywords 8 mm pistol air pistol ear muffs eyeglasses hammer stock trigger

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air pistol

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A pistol that fires pellets using compressed air.

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air pistol

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 10 words.

a pistol that fires pellets using compressed air.

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saloon pistol

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A pistol designed for accuracy mainly at close range, for use in shooting galleries.

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horse pistol

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A large pistol carried at the pommel of the saddle by a rider.

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horse pistol

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 15 words.

a large pistol carried at the pommel of the saddle by a rider.

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saloon pistol

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 16 words.

a pistol designed for accuracy mainly at close range, for use in shooting galleries.

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pistol‐grip

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 20 words.

A handle or grip shaped like the butt of a *pistol, often found on *assault rifles and

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pistol‐grip

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 20 words.

A handle or grip shaped like the butt of a pistol, often found on assault rifles and similar weapons.

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Dub Pistols

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 520 words.

Although often marketed as a group, the dance rap amalgam the Dub Pistols is truly a vehicle for leader Barry

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pistol <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 40 words.

US Someone remarkable, esp. for reliability or strength of character; a ‘brick’. 1935–. J. Phillips What a pistol she

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Dub Pistols

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Although often marketed as a group, the dance rap amalgam the Dub Pistols is truly a vehicle for leader Barry Ashworth (b. 12 November 1965, London, England). Ashworth’s rise to ...

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pistol / ~s <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 9 words.

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