noun (plural: pistols)
- A handgun, typically with a semi-automatic action and a box magazine.
- The mechanical component of a fuse in a bomb or torpedo responsible for firing the detonator
- (Shakespeare) a creative and unpredictable jokester, a constant source of entertainment and surprises
- (Southern US) a small boy who is bright, alert, and very active
- Dutch: pistool
- French: pistolet
- German: Pistole
- Spanish: pistola
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