nouninformal , chiefly North American
A cheap low-calibre pistol or revolver, easily obtained and concealed.
More 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’.
Definition of Saturday night special in:
- The US English dictionary