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A firearm, especially a handgun.
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) slang US a firearm, esp a pistol
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a weapon, as a rifle or pistol, from which a projectile is fired by gunpowder.
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|Noun||1.||shooting iron - 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
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