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deringer

[der-in-jer] /ˈdɛr ɪn dʒər/
noun
1.
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derringer

/ˈdɛrɪndʒə/
noun
1.
a short-barrelled pocket pistol of large calibre
Word Origin
C19: named after Henry Deringer, American gunsmith who invented it
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Encyclopedia Article for deringer

pocket pistol produced in the early 19th century by Henry Deringer (q.v.), a Philadelphia gunsmith.

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