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(ˌpɪstəˈlɪə) or


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) obsolete a person, esp a soldier, who is armed with or fires a pistol


or pis•to•lier

(ˌpɪs tlˈɪər)

a person, esp. a soldier, who uses or is armed with a pistol.
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Noun1.pistoleer - someone armed with a pistol (especially a soldier so armed)
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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Although a master pistoleer and pioneer of many combat shooting techniques, Jordan had a soft southern drawl that I'll never forget when he said, "Best of all is a double-barrel shotgun, the old exposed-hammer type.
Because of this handgun's popularity, several variations of it, featuring different calibers, varying barrel lengths and other departures from the standard design of this arm, have been offered to the modern-day muzzle-loading pistoleer.
I was joined at the Angeles Shooting Range, in Little Tujunga Canyon, by top pistoleer Thell Reed.