Definition of saloon pistol in English:

saloon pistol

Line breaks: sal¦oon pis¦tol
(also saloon rifle)

noun

  • A gun adapted for firing at short range.
    More example sentences
    • They crawled out, brushed one another clean, slid the saloon-pistols down a trouser-leg, and hurried forth to a deep and solitary Devonshire lane in whose flanks a boy might sometimes slay a young rabbit.
    • The single shot saloon pistols were break action with a drop down barrel, the release catch was at the front of the frame.

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