derringer

or der·in·ger

[ der-in-jer ]
/ ˈdɛr ɪn dʒər /

noun

an early short-barreled pocket pistol.

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Origin of derringer

1850–55, Americanism; named after Henry Deringer, mid-19th-century American gunsmith who invented it

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derringer

deringer

/ (ˈdɛrɪndʒə) /

noun

a short-barrelled pocket pistol of large calibre

Word Origin for derringer

C19: named after Henry Deringer, American gunsmith who invented it
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