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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.]
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]
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.
Past participle: pistolled
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|Noun||1.||pistol - 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
forty-five - a .45-caliber pistol
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"
zip gun - a crude homemade pistol
pistol[ˈpɪstl] n → pistola
a small gun, held in one hand when fired. He shot himself with a pistol. pistool مُسَدَّس пистолет pistola pistole die Pistole pistol πιστόλιpistola püstol هفت تیر pistooli pistoletאקדח पिस्तौल, तमंचा pištolj pisztoly pistol skammbyssa pistola ピストル 권총 pistoletas pistole pistol pistoolpistolpistolet تمانچه، تپا نچه ( تفنګچه pistola pistol пистолет pištoľ pištola pištolj pistol ปืนพก tabanca 手槍 пістолет; револьвер پستول súng ngắn 手枪