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noun
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

OTHER WORDS FROM pistol grip

pistol-grip, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pistol grip

pistol grip

noun
  1. a handle shaped like the butt of a pistol
  2. (as modifier)a pistol-grip camera
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