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pistol grip

a handle or grip, as of a rifle or saw, shaped like the butt of a pistol.
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pistol-grip, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pistol grip
  • 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.
  • Come around with the strong hand and grasp the pistol grip.
  • The blasting media is drawn into the gun through a siphon tube connected to the base of the gun's pistol grip.
  • Light intensity adjustable by the surgeon at the pistol grip.
  • Angled and pistol grip handles are advised for cuts made with a downward stroke.
British Dictionary definitions for pistol grip

pistol grip

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