pistol


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pis·tol

 (pĭs′təl)
n.
1. A handgun, especially one that is not a revolver.
2. Slang A rowdy or rambunctious person, especially a child.
tr.v. pis·toled, pis·tol·ing, pis·tols
To shoot with a pistol.

[French pistole, from German, from Middle High German pischulle, from Czech píšt'ala, pipe, whistle, firearm, from pištěti, to whistle, of imitative origin.]

pistol

(ˈpɪstəl)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a short-barrelled handgun
2. hold a pistol to a person's head to threaten a person in order to force him to do what one wants
vb, -tols, -tolling or -tolled, -tols, -toling or -toled
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to shoot with a pistol
[C16: from French pistole, from German, from Czech pišt'ala pistol, pipe; related to Russian pischal shepherd's pipes]

pis•tol

(ˈpɪs tl)

n., v. -toled, -tol•ing (esp. Brit.) -tolled, -tol•ling. n.
1. a short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand.
v.t.
2. to shoot with a pistol.
[1560–70; < Middle French pistole < German, earlier pitschal, pitschole, petsole < Czech píšt'ala literally, pipe, fife, whistle (presumably a colloquial term for a type of light harquebus employed during the Hussite wars), akin to pištět to squeak, peep]

pistol

- Derives from a Czechoslovakian word meaning "whistle," and evolved into the name of the firearm because of a resemblance in shape.
See also related terms for whistle.

pistol


Past participle: pistolled
Gerund: pistolling

Imperative
pistol
pistol
Present
I pistol
you pistol
he/she/it pistols
we pistol
you pistol
they pistol
Preterite
I pistolled
you pistolled
he/she/it pistolled
we pistolled
you pistolled
they pistolled
Present Continuous
I am pistolling
you are pistolling
he/she/it is pistolling
we are pistolling
you are pistolling
they are pistolling
Present Perfect
I have pistolled
you have pistolled
he/she/it has pistolled
we have pistolled
you have pistolled
they have pistolled
Past Continuous
I was pistolling
you were pistolling
he/she/it was pistolling
we were pistolling
you were pistolling
they were pistolling
Past Perfect
I had pistolled
you had pistolled
he/she/it had pistolled
we had pistolled
you had pistolled
they had pistolled
Future
I will pistol
you will pistol
he/she/it will pistol
we will pistol
you will pistol
they will pistol
Future Perfect
I will have pistolled
you will have pistolled
he/she/it will have pistolled
we will have pistolled
you will have pistolled
they will have pistolled
Future Continuous
I will be pistolling
you will be pistolling
he/she/it will be pistolling
we will be pistolling
you will be pistolling
they will be pistolling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pistolling
you have been pistolling
he/she/it has been pistolling
we have been pistolling
you have been pistolling
they have been pistolling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pistolling
you will have been pistolling
he/she/it will have been pistolling
we will have been pistolling
you will have been pistolling
they will have been pistolling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pistolling
you had been pistolling
he/she/it had been pistolling
we had been pistolling
you had been pistolling
they had been pistolling
Conditional
I would pistol
you would pistol
he/she/it would pistol
we would pistol
you would pistol
they would pistol
Past Conditional
I would have pistolled
you would have pistolled
he/she/it would have pistolled
we would have pistolled
you would have pistolled
they would have pistolled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pistol - a firearm that is held and fired with one handpistol - 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

pistol

noun handgun, shooter, piece (U.S. & Canad. informal), automatic, revolver, side arm an unidentified person armed with a pistol
Translations
pistole
pistol
pistooli
pištolj
pisztoly
skammbyssa
ピストル
권총
pistoletas
pistole
pištoľ
pištola
pistol
ปืน
súng lục

pistol

[ˈpɪstl]
A. Npistola f, revólver m
at pistol pointa punta de pistola
B. CPD pistol shot Npistoletazo m
to be within pistol shotestar a tiro de pistola

pistol

[ˈpɪstəl] npistolet m
to hold a pistol to sb's head (fig)mettre le couteau sous la gorge de qn pistol shotpistol shot ncoup m de pistolet

pistol

nPistole f; pistol shotPistolenschuss m; (= person)Pistolenschütze m/-schützin f; to hold a pistol to somebody’s head (fig)jdm die Pistole auf die Brust setzen; pistol-grip cameraKamera fmit Handgriff

pistol

[ˈpɪstl] npistola

pistol

(ˈpistl) noun
a small gun, held in one hand when fired. He shot himself with a pistol.

pistol

مُسَدَس pistole pistol Pistole πιστόλι revólver pistooli pistolet pištolj pistola ピストル 권총 pistool pistol pistolet pistola пистолет pistol ปืน kısa kabzalı tabanca súng lục 手枪
References in classic literature ?
I don't care if Hugo does come at me with a pistol," returned Amy, who was not gifted with dramatic power, but was chosen because she was small enough to be borne out shrieking by the villain of the piece.
One morning, two years ago, Cutter went into the hardware store and bought a pistol, saying he was going to shoot a dog, and adding that he `thought he would take a shot at an old cat while he was about it.
That was the way all the Aubignys fell in love, as if struck by a pistol shot.
He then seated himself in the center of the cavern, grasping his remaining pistol with a hand convulsively clenched, while his contracted and frowning eye announced the sullen desperation of his purpose.
He was deliberately cocking his pistol, and, in the momentary silence that followed George's speech, he fired at him.
I now assisted him to point his pistol toward the spot where I judged his adversary to be standing, and cautioned him to listen well and further guide himself by my fellow-second's whoop.
This one kept pointing the pistol at the man's head on the floor, and saying:
I was in the lead with my pistol raised, and when the sneeze started those scoundrels a-rustling to get out of the path, I sung out, 'Fire boys
Each cocked his pistol, and, with fingers on the trigger, walked up to Henry, saying, at the same time, if he did not cross his hands, they would blow his damned heart out.
he replied, pulling from his waistcoat a curiously- constructed pistol, having a double-edged spring knife attached to the barrel.
One of Andrew's superior officers -- a certain Major Kirke, if I remember right -found him in his quarters, writing to his father a confession of the disgraceful truth, with a loaded pistol by his side.
Madame's resolute right hand was occupied with an axe, in place of the usual softer implements, and in her girdle were a pistol and a cruel knife.