Definitions of handgun

n a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

pistol, shooting iron, side arm
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automatic, automatic pistol
a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
a .45-caliber pistol
gat, rod
a gangster's pistol
horse pistol, horse-pistol
a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
the pistol of a law officer in the old West
revolver, six-gun, six-shooter
a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
Saturday night special
a cheap handgun that is easily obtained
semiautomatic, semiautomatic pistol
a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
Verey pistol, Very pistol
a pistol for firing Very-light flares
zip gun
a crude homemade pistol
a kind of revolver
a German semiautomatic pistol
Type of:
firearm, piece, small-arm
a portable gun

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