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horse pistol

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Definition of horse pistol in English:

noun

historical
A large pistol carried at the pommel of the saddle by a rider.
Example sentences
  • The horse pistol in question was a brand new, lightweight Smith & Wesson.44 Magnum ‘Mountain Gun.’
  • She heard his footsteps behind her, and she heard the hammer of the large horse pistol being pulled back.
  • He was the father of one of the alleged victims and he brandished a horse pistol.

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