transitive verb Date: circa 1942 to beat with a pistol

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pistol-whip — ► VERB (pistol whips, pistol whipping, pistol whipped) ▪ hit or beat with the butt of a pistol …   English terms dictionary

  • pistol-whip — past tense and past participle pistol whipped present participle pistol whipping v [T] to hit someone many times with a pistol …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pistol-whip — ☆ pistol whip [pis′təl hwip΄, pis′təlwip΄ ] vt. pistol whipped, pistol whipping to beat with a pistol, esp. about the head …   English World dictionary

  • pistol-whip — pistol ,whip verb transitive to hit someone several times with a pistol …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pistol-whip — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms pistol whip : present tense I/you/we/they pistol whip he/she/it pistol whips present participle pistol whipping past tense pistol whipped past participle pistol whipped to hit someone several times with a… …   English dictionary

  • pistol-whip — verb beat with a pistol (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑beat, ↑beat up, ↑work over • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody They want to pistol whip the prisoners …   Useful english dictionary

  • pistol-whip — pis′tol whip v. t. whipped, whip•ping to beat with a pistol • Etymology: 1940–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pistol-whip — /pis tl hwip , wip /, v.t., pistol whipped, pistol whipping. to beat or hit (someone) repeatedly with a pistol, esp. in the head and shoulder area. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pistol-whip — /ˈpɪstl wɪp/ (say pistl wip) verb (t) (pistol whipped, pistol whipping) to beat about the head with a revolver …   Australian English dictionary

  • pistol-whip — verb To strike or beat someone with a pistol, especially with its butt …   Wiktionary

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