Saturday-night special

[sat-er-dey-nahyt, -dee-]

noun Informal.

a cheap, small-caliber handgun that is easily obtainable and concealable.

Origin of Saturday-night special

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for saturday night special

firearm, pistol, rod, handgun, revolver, six-shooter

British Dictionary definitions for saturday night special

Saturday night special


US informal a small handgun that is cheap and easy to buy
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