handgun

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hand·gun

 (hănd′gŭn′)
n.
A firearm that can be used with one hand.

handgun

(ˈhændˌɡʌn)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a firearm that can be held, carried, and fired with one hand, such as a pistol

hand•gun

(ˈhændˌgʌn)

n.
any firearm that can be held and fired with one hand; a revolver or a pistol.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handgun - a firearm that is held and fired with one handhandgun - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
automatic pistol, automatic - a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
derringer - a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
forty-five - a .45-caliber pistol
gat, rod - a gangster's pistol
horse pistol, horse-pistol - a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
peacekeeper - the pistol of a law officer in the old West
revolver, six-gun, six-shooter - a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
Saturday night special - a cheap handgun that is easily obtained
semiautomatic, semiautomatic pistol - a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
Verey pistol, Very pistol - a pistol for firing Very-light flares
zip gun - a crude homemade pistol

handgun

noun pistol, automatic, revolver, shooter (informal), piece (U.S. slang), rod (U.S. slang), derringer A man armed with a small grey handgun escaped with a sum of money.
Translations

handgun

[ˈhændgʌn] N (esp US) → revólver m, pistola f

handgun

hand gun [ˈhændgʌn] narme f de poinghand-held handheld [ˌhændˈhɛld]
adj [device] → portatif/ive; [computer] → de poche; [camera] → de reportage
[ˈhændhɛld] n (= computer) → ordinateur m de poche

handgun

n pistola
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