Meaning of pistol

pis•tol

Pronunciation: (pis'tl), [key]
— n., v., -toled, -tol•ing -tolled, -tol•ling.
—n.
  1. a short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand.
—v.t.
  1. to shoot with a pistol.
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