horse pistol


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horse pistol

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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a large holstered pistol formerly carried by horsemen
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Noun1.horse pistol - a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemenhorse pistol - a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
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One was opened (with much press attention) in 1927 and found to contain little more than an old lottery ticket and a horse pistol.
He was the guy who was always falling asleep, with the Teddy Roosevelt horse pistol that was always falling apart.