a pistol that utilizes compressed air rather than ignited gunpowder to propel a single shot, often a pellet.
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How to use air pistol in a sentence
He did not forget to arm himself quite to the teeth with his pop-gun, his bow, and his air-pistol.The Lilac Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
The air-pistol was forgotten, and the party at once adjourned to the house to make further inquiries.Under Padlock and Seal | Charles Harold Avery
In England all open air pistol ranges have the firing points unprotected.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It | Walter Winans
A good open air pistol range can be made behind a rifle butt.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It | Walter Winans
At the thought he dropped his glasses and pulled his guns—blaster in right hand, air-pistol in left.Triplanetary | Edward Elmer Smith