pistol-whip

[ pis-tl-hwip, -wip ]
/ ˈpɪs tlˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp /

verb (used with object), pis·tol-whipped, pis·tol-whip·ping.

to beat or hit (someone) repeatedly with a pistol, especially in the head and shoulder area.

Nearby words

  1. pistle,
  2. pistoia,
  3. pistol,
  4. pistol grip,
  5. pistol-handle knife,
  6. pistole,
  7. pistoleer,
  8. pistolero,
  9. pistolier,
  10. pistology

Origin of pistol-whip

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for pistol-whip

pistol-whip

verb -whips, -whipping or -whipped

(tr) to beat or strike with a pistol barrel
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