a handle or grip, as of a rifle or saw, shaped like the butt of a pistol.
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Origin of pistol grip
First recorded in 1870–75
Related formspis·tol-grip, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pistol grip
- a handle shaped like the butt of a pistol
- (as modifier)a pistol-grip camera
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