Definition of handgun in English:

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handgun

Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)ɡʌn/

noun

A gun designed for use by one hand; a pistol.
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.
Synonyms
pistol, revolver, gun, side arm, automatic pistol, six-shooter, thirty-eight, derringer, Browning automatic
North American informal piece, shooting iron, Saturday night special, rod, roscoe
trademark Colt, Webley, Luger
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