nouninformal, chiefly North American
A cheap, low-caliber pistol or revolver, easily obtained and concealed.
- 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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