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 ?
The last of these, at Folkestone Court, in May, was remarkable for the cold-blooded pistolling of the page, who surprised the masked and solitary burglar.