[ pis-tl-eer ]
/ ˌpɪs tlˈɪər /
a person, especially a soldier, who uses or is armed with a pistol.
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Example sentences from the Web for pistoleer
Pistoleer′, one armed with a pistol; Pis′tolet, a little pistol; Pis′tol-shot.
British Dictionary definitions for pistoleer
/ (ˌpɪstəˈlɪə) /
obsolete a person, esp a soldier, who is armed with or fires a pistol
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