Definition of handgun in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)ˌɡən/


A gun designed for use by one hand, especially a pistol or revolver.
Example sentences
  • The reporter had a choice of fake handguns, pistols and revolvers on display in a glass case among books and small toys.
  • Mostly light weapons such as assault rifles and handguns were destroyed.
  • About halfway through the game guns show up - handguns, shotguns, and a few rifles.

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Syllabification: hand·gun

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