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automatic pistol


  1. a type of pistol having a mechanism that throws out the empty shell, puts in a new one, and prepares the pistol to be fired again.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of automatic pistol1

First recorded in 1875–80
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Example Sentences

Brinsley stepped up to the passenger side of the patrol car, raised a silver Taurus semi-automatic pistol and began firing.

He said you want an automatic pistol in order to be able to get off another shot fast, in case your first shot is inefficient.

She at one point appears holding an automatic pistol, a black bandanna covering the lower half of her face.

She instantly understood that it was the laser sight attached to the automatic pistol the man was now firing at her.

Jude pulled a .40 caliber automatic pistol from the waistband of his sweatpants and fired once.

For a revolver or an automatic pistol and anything else I can find.

He went upstairs, his lamp in one hand, an automatic pistol in the other.

After a brief struggle the automatic pistol he had taken from its hiding-place was wrested from his grasp.

Even Sanders stepped back and dropped his hand to the automatic pistol he carried in his hip pocket.

Feeling for his automatic pistol, he lay waiting his opportunity.





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