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pistol grip

noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for pistol grip

Historical Examples

  • I laugh and proceed to pass some wire through the pistol-grip.

    Cavalry of the Clouds

    Alan Bott

  • Some had small daggers with pistol-grip type handles tucked in their sashes.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin


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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