noun hand·gun \-ˌgən\

: a small gun (such as a revolver or a pistol) designed to be held and shot with one hand

Full Definition of HANDGUN

:  a firearm (as a revolver or pistol) designed to be held and fired with one hand

First Known Use of HANDGUN

15th century


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