Pistol shot
Pistol Pis"tol, n. [F. pistole, pistolet, It. pistola; prob. from a form Pistola, for Pistoja, a town in Italy where pistols were first made. Cf. {Pistole}.] The smallest firearm used, intended to be fired from one hand, -- now of many patterns, and bearing a great variety of names. See Illust. of {Revolver}. [1913 Webster]

{Pistol carbine}, a firearm with a removable but-piece, and thus capable of being used either as a pistol or a carbine.

{Pistol pipe} (Metal.), a pipe in which the blast for a furnace is heated, resembling a pistol in form.

{Pistol shot}. (a) The discharge of a pistol. (b) The distance to which a pistol can propel a ball. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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