noun pis·tol \ˈpis-təl\

: a small gun made to be aimed and fired with one hand

: a person who has a lot of energy and spirit

Full Definition of PISTOL

:  a handgun whose chamber is integral with the barrel; broadly :  handgun
:  a notably sharp, spirited, or energetic person
pistol transitive verb

Examples of PISTOL

  1. <a real pistol, she dances rings around the other performers>

Origin of PISTOL

Middle French pistole, from German, from Middle High German pischulle, from Czech píšt'ala, literally, pipe, fife; akin to Czech pištět to squeak
First Known Use: circa 1570

Rhymes with PISTOL

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