Entry from US English dictionary
A type of firearm, in particular a type of revolver.
- Apart from a combat rifle, he was also armed with an SIG-Sauer pistol, as well as Remington and Smith & Wesson revolvers.
- One of the hottest Smith & Wessons of late is the Mountain Gun in .45 ACP.
- The Smith & Wesson 500 is creating quite a commotion in the shooting industry these days.
Mid 19th century: named after Horace Smith (1808–93) and Daniel B. Wesson (1825–1906), founders of a US firm of gunsmiths.
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