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air pistol

a pistol that utilizes compressed air rather than ignited gunpowder to propel a single shot, often a pellet.
Origin of air pistol
First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Why does the pressure applied to the handle of an air pistol propel the cork?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
Contemporary definitions for air pistol

a pistol that uses compressed air to fire pellets or other projectiles's 21st Century Lexicon
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