Saturday-night special

[ sat-er-dey-nahyt, -dee- ]
/ ˈsæt ər deɪˌnaɪt, -di- /

noun Informal.

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

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Origin of Saturday-night special

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for saturday night special

Saturday night special

noun

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