Definition of Saturday night special in English:

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Saturday night special

Pronunciation: /ˈsadərˌdā/ Pronunciation: /ˈsadərdē nīt ˈspeSHəl/


informal, chiefly North American
A cheap, low-caliber pistol or revolver, easily obtained and concealed.
Example sentences
  • We need to ban junk guns and Saturday night specials.
  • That being said, according to one his aides the level of force only resembled a ‘drive-by shooting involving Saturday night specials’.
  • He also assisted the police in getting handguns off the streets recovering, as he said, approximately 300 ‘Saturday night specials’.

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Syllabification: Sat·ur·day night spe·cial

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