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revolver vs. pistol

[ ri-vol-ver ]
/ rɪˈvɒl vər /

noun
  1. a handgun having a revolving chambered cylinder for holding a number of cartridges, which may be discharged in succession without reloading.
  2. a person or thing that revolves.
[ pis-tl ]
/ ˈpɪs tl /

  1. a short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand.

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