derringer
noun Etymology: Henry Deringer died 1869 American inventor Date: 1853 a short-barreled pocket pistol

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  • Derringer — Der Deringer von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Derringer — Der rin*ger, n. [From the American inventor.] A kind of short barreled pocket pistol, of very large caliber, often carrying a half ounce ball. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • derringer — 1850, for Henry Deringer (1786 1868), U.S. gunsmith who invented it in the 1840s; prevailing misspelled form is how his name appeared on the many counterfeits and imitations. A small pistol with a large bore, very effective at short range [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • derringer — ☆ derringer [der′in jər ] n. [after Henry Deringer 1786 1868, U.S. gunsmith] a small, short barreled pistol …   English World dictionary

  • Derringer — For other uses, see Derringer (disambiguation). Palm gun, and Palm pistol all redirect here. not to be confused etymologically with origination of Mousegun. An original Philadelphia Deringer made by Henry Deringer. This was the pocket pistol used …   Wikipedia

  • Derringer — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Derringer est une marque d arme à feu, Derringer est un groupe de musique dont le leader est Rick Derringer. Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Derringer —    Henry Deringer (1786 1868) was a successful manufacturer of squirrel rifles in Philadelphia, the city in which he was born. The rifles worked so well that the demand for them became nationwide. Deringer then turned his talents to the… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • derringer —    The generic term applied to many variations of pocket size pistols, either percussion or cartridge, made by manufacturers other than Henry Derringer, up to present time …   Forensic science glossary

  • derringer — /der in jeuhr/, n. an early short barreled pocket pistol. Also, deringer. [1850 55, Amer.; named after Henry Deringer, mid 19th century American gunsmith who invented it] * * * ▪ pistol also spelled  Deringer,    pocket pistol produced in the… …   Universalium

  • Derringer — noun a common misspelling of the Deringer pistol …   Wiktionary

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