horse pistol

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noun

a large pistol formerly carried by horsemen.

Nearby words

  1. horse nettle,
  2. horse of a different color,
  3. horse of a different color, a,
  4. horse opera,
  5. horse parlor,
  6. horse race,
  7. horse racing,
  8. horse rake,
  9. horse sense,
  10. horse show

Origin of horse pistol

First recorded in 1695–1705

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British Dictionary definitions for horse pistol

horse pistol

noun

a large holstered pistol formerly carried by horsemen
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