pistol grip

noun
a handle or grip, as of a rifle or saw, shaped like the butt of a pistol.

Origin:
1870–75

pistol-grip, adjective
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pistol grip
 
n
a.  a handle shaped like the butt of a pistol
 b.  (as modifier): a pistol-grip camera

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Example sentences
The clerk showed him the gun, and he handled the pistol grip admiringly.
The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the
  pistol grip.
Use a pistol grip handle on hose to keep wrist straight.
These reachers have anodized aluminum shafts, pistol grip handles, and
  trigger-activated claw-style plastic jaws.
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