Pocket pistol

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a pistol to be carried in the pocket.

See also: Pocket

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The man with the dagger thrust back the weapon into his bosom, and drew forth a pocket pistol, but not of that kind which kills by a single discharge.
"I HAD a small pocket pistol. I had procured it while still a boy, at that droll age when the stories of duels and highwaymen begin to delight one, and when one imagines oneself nobly standing fire at some future day, in a duel.
I can enjoy myself well enough here chopping; I want no better sport." Sometimes, when at leisure, he amused himself all day in the woods with a pocket pistol, firing salutes to himself at regular intervals as he walked.
I had the piece of water dragged by moonlight, in presence of a couple of our men, and the pocket pistol was brought up before it had been there half-a-dozen hours.
Mr Haredale unbuckled his sword and laid it on the table, with a pair of pocket pistols; then told the locksmith he would light him to the door.
The next thing he demanded was one of the hollow iron pillars; by which he meant my pocket pistols. I drew it out, and at his desire, as well as I could, expressed to him the use of it; and charging it only with powder, which, by the closeness of my pouch, happened to escape wetting in the sea (an inconvenience against which all prudent mariners take special care to provide,) I first cautioned the emperor not to be afraid, and then I let it off in the air.
pocket pistol, vest pocket pistol, overcoat pistol, traveling pistol or muff pistol; while others have been referred to in less than positive terms: e.g.
Early Colt advertisements promoted their vest pocket pistol of 1908 as a very powerful personal defense weapon.
Recently, Ruger upgraded their .380 pocket pistol and I especially like the new LCPII.
A: The pictures you sent show a breech-loading, double-barrel pistol and a flintlock, boxlock, pocket pistol. Both appear to be Spanish-made, as the quality of workmanship and general configurations are somewhat on the crude side.
The .380 has long been king of the pocket pistol cartridges.
As a representative of the modern pocket pistol I obtained a polymer frame Ruger LC380 while Taurus USA provided one of their Model 66 revolvers that has all the features we think of when we envision a modern medium-frame roundgun.