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horse pistol

a large pistol formerly carried by horsemen.
Origin of horse pistol
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But she had the horse pistol I had given her on the ledge of the sill close at her hand.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • The horse pistol was hunted for, as it had recoiled with such force I had lost hold of it.

  • "Anderson, I want you to be very careful with that horse pistol," said his wife nervously.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

    George Barr McCutcheon
  • To the left is seated a highwayman, with horse pistol and black mask in a skirt pocket of his coat.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • Wrenshaw untied his rifle from the tent pole and put it and the horse pistol on his camp table.

  • Then from out of the bushes Dick saw thrust the shining barrel of a horse pistol.

    The Boy Land Boomer Ralph Bonehill
  • They consisted of an old sword and a horse pistol, the latter of which we loaded with ball.

  • Beside her a young man—his face in the shadows—held a horse pistol on another man.

    The Time Mirror Clark South
  • The man fell back, dead before he hit the ground, his throat torn out by the slug from Mark's horse pistol.

    The Time Mirror Clark South
British Dictionary definitions for horse pistol

horse pistol

a large holstered pistol formerly carried by horsemen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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