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noun as in revolver

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One officer hit a demonstrator and watched a pistol pop out of the rioter’s waistband.

In a statement, police said Narumanchi was armed with a pistol and what appeared to be a shotgun, and was carrying two duffel bags.

One man, for instance, was arrested and accused of carrying a pistol on the Capitol grounds.

Coffman had an apparent license to carry a pistol in Alabama, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors charged the youth with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of a firearm without registration and possession of ammunition without a license.

Brinsley stepped up to the passenger side of the patrol car, raised a silver Taurus semi-automatic pistol and began firing.

On October 5, 2013, Wilson pointed a pistol at a postal clerk.

He pointed a pistol at a grocery checkout woman and swiped whatever cash he could into his pockets before booking it.

A call made to police beforehand described Rice as “a guy with a pistol” on a swing set, but said it was “probably fake.”

It was later reported that the weapon was a BB gun that appeared to be a .45-caliber pistol.

After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.

The next moment a pistol was fired at their head, and a deep groan shewed it had taken too true an aim.

As you are doubtless aware, between civilians the small-sword, the rapier and the pistol are what are usually employed.

Yes; hes my boy, replied Sikes, looking hard at Oliver, and putting his hand abstractedly into the pocket where the pistol was.

Gone were the old days when a man drank till his brain was fire and his pistol went off by itself.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pistol, such as: firearm, gun, handgun, rod, forty-five, and piece.

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