Definition of pistol shot in English:

pistol shot

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  • 1A shot fired from a pistol: glass cracked with the sound of a pistol shot
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    • She kept it up and soon the guard shot off a pistol shot and a bundle of snow on a cliff fell atop the group.
    • That's his class picture there, back from the days he marched in the school band (he was the drum major) without firing a single pistol shot.
    • In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The range of a pistol: my object was to get within pistol shot of the buffalo
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    • The site was with sight of a fortified Vietnamese army compound just a pistol shot away.
    • Surrounding my digs are acres of chaparral and scrub oak, and the closest pavement is a good pistol shot away.

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