air pistol

air pistol

noun
a pistol that utilizes compressed air rather than ignited gunpowder to propel a single shot, often a pellet.

Origin:
1955–60

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Main Entry:  air pistol
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a pistol that uses compressed air to fire pellets or other projectiles
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