HyperDic: handgun

English > 1 sense of the word handgun:
NOUNartifacthandgun, pistol, side arm, shooting irona firearm that is held and fired with one hand
handgun > pronunciation
Soundshhae'ndgah.n
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > handgun: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA firearm that is held and fired with one hand.
Synonymspistol, side arm, shooting iron
Partsstock, gunstockThe 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
NarrowerSaturday night specialA cheap handgun that is easily obtained
Very pistol, Verey pistolA pistol for firing Very-light flares
automatic pistol, automaticA pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
derringerA pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
forty-fiveA .45-caliber pistol
gat, rodA gangster's pistol
horse pistol, horse-pistolA large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
peacekeeperThe pistol of a law officer in the old West
revolver, six-gun, six-shooterA pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
semiautomatic pistol, semiautomaticA pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
zip gunA crude homemade pistol
Broaderfirearm, piece, small-armA portable gun
Spanisharma de mano, pistola, revólver
Catalanarma de mà, pistola, revòlver

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