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A short-barreled pistol that has a large bore and is small enough to be carried in a pocket.

[After Henry Deringer (1786-1868), American gunsmith.]


(ˈdɛrɪndʒə) or


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a short-barrelled pocket pistol of large calibre
[C19: named after Henry Deringer, American gunsmith who invented it]


(ˈdɛr ɪn dʒər)

an early short-barreled pocket pistol.
[1850–55, Amer.; after Henry Deringer, mid-19th-century U.S. gunsmith]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derringer - a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrelderringer - a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand


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