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air pistol

noun
1.
a pistol that utilizes compressed air rather than ignited gunpowder to propel a single shot, often a pellet.
Origin of air pistol
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • Why does the pressure applied to the handle of an air pistol propel the cork?

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Contemporary definitions for air pistol
noun

a pistol that uses compressed air to fire pellets or other projectiles

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