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pistol

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪstl; ˈpɪstɪl/

Translation of pistol in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • pistola (feminine), revólver (masculine) to hold a pistol to sb's head poner* a algn entre la espada y la pared, ponerle* un revólver en el pecho a algn (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)
    Example sentences
    • Williams was carrying a loaded air pistol in his pocket.
    • The business man agreed as he pulled out a laser pistol from his back holster.
    • Aruna pulled out a small pistol from a shoulder holster.

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