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pistol grip

noun
1.
a handle or grip, as of a rifle or saw, shaped like the butt of a pistol.
Origin of pistol grip
1870-1875
1870-75
Related forms
pistol-grip, adjective
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  • He was wrapping tape about the pistol grip when a servant brought him a scribbled note.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • At the sight of Nancy his jaw muscles clenched and his hand tightened on the pistol grip.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • It was a rather bulky affair, short-barrelled, and with a pistol grip.

    The Airlords of Han Philip Francis Nowlan
  • Then he knew he was looking at the pistol grip, where Colonel Culver's brown hand had brought an awkward weapon to life.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • His hand stole to his waist and his fingers closed around his pistol grip.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • The pistol grip moved sideways, and the gun swung out and down, its muzzle almost touching the ground.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • In one hand, Scotty carried the spear gun by its pistol grip.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • It lurched, fatally wounded but still coming, and he jerked back on the pistol grip for the quick shot that would stop it.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • The long, lean hand of the bearded Missourian gripped his wrist even as he caught at a pistol grip.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • It would be to the inside of the pistol grip holding the gun in the air.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for pistol grip

pistol grip

noun
1.
  1. a handle shaped like the butt of a pistol
  2. (as modifier): a pistol-grip camera
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