hand gun


any firearm that can be held and fired with one hand; a revolver or a pistol.

1400–50; late Middle English handgone. See hand, gun1

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handgun (ˈhændˌɡʌn)
a firearm that can be held, carried, and fired with one hand, such as a pistol

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