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automatic pistol

a type of pistol having a mechanism that throws out the empty shell, puts in a new one, and prepares the pistol to be fired again.
Also called automatic.
Origin of automatic pistol
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He also takes her idea of pointing an automatic pistol at him as a sort of a joke, but does obey her order to hold up his hands.
  • Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques.
  • The robber pulled up his shirt and displayed the handle of semi-automatic pistol.
  • One had a dark-colored semi-automatic pistol and the other had a silver semi-automatic pistol.
  • He was carrying what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol during the robbery.
  • The robber was seen holding a dark colored, semi-automatic pistol.
  • The course will include the revolver, semi-automatic pistol, and the shotgun.
  • Although he pulled out and pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the teller, the robber politely demanded cash.
  • The unidentified subject entered the branch and brandished a silver semi automatic pistol.

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