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A small weapon, such as a pistol, carried at the side or waist.
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) any weapon carried on the person, by sling, belt, or holster, such as a sword, pistol, etc
a weapon, as a pistol or sword, carried at the side or in the belt.
1. with a swinging motion of the arm moving to the side of the body at or below shoulder level and nearly parallel to the ground: to pitch sidearm.adj.
2. thrown or performed sidearm.
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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